Verona. The city of love, where star-struck lovers Romeo and Juliet met their bittersweet fate, is the hotbed of yet another undying passion that draws thousands to this corner of northern Italy: the love for wine. Since 1967, Verona has been celebrating this century-long romance hosting international wine competition and exposition Vinitaly, the go-to trade fair for both national and international wineries and wine-enthusiasts. This year the event will be celebrating it’s 51st birthday and will take place from Sunday, April 9th to Wednesday April 12th inside the spaces of Verona’s Veronafiere. The event will be open daily from 9.30 to 6 pm.
In addition to the official program, from April 7th to April 11th the whole city will be alive with Vinitaly and the City, a series of widespread collateral events featuring poetry, music, food, art and conferences about wine. Last year’s edition 130 thousand people flocked to Verona to get the lowdown on the best of the wine industry, so we’re sure that Vinitaly 2017 will be even more successful! This edition will also have a certain high-tech edge, since this year the fair will be implementing its first digital transformation project involving over a thousand international buyers.
Vinitaly isn’t only about wine – over the years it has expanded its horizons dedicating specific annexes to high-quality olive oil and food (Sol&Agrifood) and technology in the wine and EVOO sectors (Enolitich). High-end gastronomy and all made-in-Italy food-related services are also among the fair’s key-topics: The program includes cooking shows held by Star chefs and new names, finger food and takeaway meals, not to mention organic menus, product culture and the overall presentation of Italian culinary traditions. So foodies be prepared: Vinitaly 2017 is bound to satisfy all tastes!
There will be two main catering areas alongside smaller venues like finger-food pitstop Speedy Goloso (Hall C-Sol&Agrifood), NaturalmenteBIO Restaurant’s organic specialties and Gourmeat Bistro’s Tuscan cuisine:
- Ristorante d’Autore (1st floor, Palaexpo) sees journalists Paolo Massobrio and Marco Gatti help diners discover recipes by four great chefs together with wines proposed this year by the Wine Tourism Movement and the Franciacorta Consortium.
- The Self Service d’Autore (1st floor, Signori Gallery between Halls 11 and 12) is managed by the JRE Association (Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe) featuring Chefs from all over the boot.
Last year Dievole organised a special cooking show and it was so much fun! We’re sure that your tastebuds will find their match in the wide variety of flavours and recipes offered by the many food stops in Vinitaly 2017!
But back to wine, the real star of the fair: Dievole will be at Vinitaly 2017 inside Pavillon 9, Stand C-10, in the recently renewed Tuscany annex. This edition we will be bringing our newest line of Le Due Arbie fresh Tuscan wine and flagship Chianti Classico, both vintage 2016 and Riserva Novecento 2015.
Vinitaly 2017’s Vininternational pavillon will feature international wineries from England, Spain, United States, Croatia, Argentina, Portugal, Australia and South Africa, while the Vinitalybio wing will shine a light on new, organic wines.
Vinitaly 2017 will certainly be a blast – we can’t wait to be in Verona with our wines, meeting new people and sharing our experiences to the sound of clinking, swirling glasses, bringing our Chianti Classico winemaking knowledge to this unique event that has been bringing wine-enthusiasts together for over half a century. We hope to see you in Verona!