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The 27th Edition of the Merano WineFestival

“It feels like yesterday that I had the idea to transform the city of Merano into a European place of refinement, where the past, present, and future of the wine and gastronomic worlds find a place to converge, mingle, and connect.”



These are the words of Helmuth Köcher, president and founder of the Merano WineFestival, the biggest and most well known event organized by Gourmet’s International.

Created in 1992, the Merano WineFestival is the first wine festival that serves as both a meeting place and an occasion for wine tasting. Since its foundation, Gourmet’s International’s main objective has been to be ambassadors of quality, selecting only the best of Food & Wine for its audience. And this choice proved to be the key to its success.

The Merano WineFestival is therefore the first showcase in Europe that has created a sensory journey with a single glass, focusing on a careful selection of products.

It is not just an event in which to participate, but a real forum for the exchange of opinions between producers, opinion leaders, professionals and consumers, all part of food and wine excellence.
The festival is known and appreciated worldwide and is considered a true mark of quality.

This year, the Merano WineFestival is back from November 9-13 with five full days of emotions, content and discoveries. 500 wine-producers among the best in Italy and in the world, 200 artisan food companies, and 15 leading chefs will comprise the guests of the 27th edition.

And precisely because it focuses on excellence, only the best food and wine companies selected by The WineHunter Award can participate in the Merano Wine Festival. The latter is an award of excellence that is awarded by The WineHunter tasting commissions to products that stand out for their domain and superior quality.

New to the Festival this year is the Circle, an entertainment line-up in Piazza della Rena dedicated to the stories of local people, food and wine.

Merano-winefestival-champagneDon’t miss the Masterclasses, actually seminars, open to anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of wine or taste it for the first time. Participants will find out more about wines, territories, stories and traditions, unique products and great enology classics. They can also participate in guided tastings at a national and international level. The proceeds of the Merano WineFestival master classes will be donated to the Merano Missionary Group for the realization of a specific project in Africa.

Merano-winefestival-2018During the first day of the Merano Wine Festival, an entire space will be dedicated to an increasingly growing sector in recent years, that of organic, biodynamic, natural, “orange” and PIWI (disease-resistant vine varieties) wines. It will certainly be a moment of great interest both for those who work in the wine sector, and for all the other participants.

On its last day, Tuesday, November 13th, the Merano Wine Festival will end with the Champagne Catwalk, a show of well over 250 champagnes from 50 of the most famous French companies.

The 27th season of the Merano WineFestival promises to be a unique, exclusive and exciting event not to be missed.

The complete program can be found on the festival’s official website.


Text info and photo copyrights: meranowinefestival.com



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