The last summer edition of RO-Wine | The International Wine Festival of Romania noted a series of absolute records in the history of the event so far – in number of exhibitors, visitors, wines tasted as well as gourmet dishes served. With the event becoming an attraction for foreign weekend wine tourists as well, organizers felt it is time to plan a horizontal development of the festival and decided to introduce to both local and European customers an “en primeur” tasting event focused on Romanian wines, but with a consistent presence of Italian and French wines as well.
Harvest Wine Festival by RO-Wine, a gathering celebrating the new harvest wines, will take place in Bucharest on September 28-29, within the Timpuri Noi Square complex, at Biutiful Downtown / Carnivale Food Market, focusing on the red wines of 2018 and the white wines of 2019, which are still a few steps away from unveiling their true potential, but already able to describe what the 2020 wine market will taste like.
RO-Wine | The International Wine Festival of Romania will also return to Cluj-Napoca this year, after a successful first edition in 2018. Chios Social Lounge will host the event on October 26/27, benefiting from both the Gourmet section premiered at the Bucharest summer edition this year and the “en primeur” section to be debuted in September.
“RO-Wine is first of all an experience provider, a place to meet the best available wines and the top gourmet offers. Still, such a festival can not cover all the aspects involved in the wine market and one of these aspects, so long neglected in Romania, is the official launching of next year’s wines. With increasingly hot summers and the first white wines already bottled during the first days of autumn, this moment comes earlier every year, moving from the last to weeks of October, as it used to be about 30 years ago, to the first decade of September, as we’ve seen in the past few years. We are confident we’ll be able to gather quite a bunch of fresh wines, along with the classic ones, to portray the nest year’s market, offering a full picture of the new harvest. And surely some of these wines will also participate in the Cluj edition of RO-Wine,” said Marinela Vasilica Ardelean, co-founder of RO-Wine | The International Wine Festival of Romania.
“After the fourth edition in Bucharest we were able to demonstrate the truth of an old saying – after three editions, every event becomes a destination. I’m glad to say the we became a destination for foreign wine tourists, who came specifically to attend our wine festival. The new Gourmet section we introduced this year was also more successful than we hoped, therefore the necessity of a horizontal development of our events became apparent. We have a beautiful space, which already became a gastronomy hub for Bucharest, a place where interesting things happen all the time, and we felt that it was time to open that space for a broader audience through our wine events. The encounter between gastronomy and oenology was postponed for too long. I think it’s the right time to step up and be more involved in this rapidly growing market,” added Liviu Popescu, co-founder RO-Wine | The International Wine Festival of Romania .
Registering for both the Harvest Wine Festival and RO-Wine Cluj is available via romaniawinefestival.com, where exhibitors can also register for the 2020 edition of RO – Wine | The International Wine Festival of Romania (scheduled for May 30/31).
Early bird tickets for Harvest Wine Festival will be available on the bilete.ro platform, for 50 RON / day (~ EUR 11).