The Wine Festival of Romania is preparing for its second edition
NEWS / 28-04-2017

The Wine Festival of Romania, the festival that brings together top Romanian wines known throughout the world with prestigious international varieties, will be held on 20 and 21 May 2017. This year, the second edition of the festival will feature more than 350 carefully selected wines for tasting, from both domestic and international wine producers, offering consumers a wide range of tastes and flavors.

RO-Wine | The Wine Festival of Romania, organized by Marinela V. Ardelean, together with Liviu and Mihai Popescu, co-owners of Fratelli Group, takes place at Fratelli Studios and awaits all the producers who want to make their wines known to the connoisseurs, but also the wide audience, wine enthusiasts who want to discover as much as possible the secrets of this product.

The Ambassador of RO-Wine | The Wine Festival of Romania is Helmuth Köcher, organizer of the famous Italian event Merano Wine Festival, one of the most prestigious and exclusive events in Europe.

Wishing to develop this segment and to invest in the availability of quality wines, the event organizers have decided to develop the festival and expand its reach to multiple audiences for 2017. Thus, the producers present at RO-Wine | The Wine Festival of Romania will have the opportunity to participate at RO-Wine HoReCa, a special edition dedicated exclusively to HoReCa operators, which will be held on May 6, in Constanta, and at RO-Wine | Rose & Bubbles, second edition, dedicated to rose and sparkling wines, on August 5, at Fratelli Mamaia.

“RO-Wine is a symbol of quality and innovation, starting with carefully selected wines, exclusive exhibition stand’s design, made by Mihai Popescu, to the services offered to both audience and wine producers. I believe that wine means culture, elegance and lifestyle.” said Marinela V. Ardelean enogastronomic industry specialist, wine critic, professor and author of The Wine Book of Romania.

“I operate in the hospitality industry for many years and, in this time, I noticed a positive evolution of the consumer perceptions for wine. The tastes have evolved and the wine selection has become more rigorous. Therefore, RO-Wine | The Wine Festival of Romania has an important role to educate and present to consumers the quality wines that can accompany them in different events and moments in their lives. Excellence, passion and quality are elements that define this event. ” said Liviu Popescu, HoReCa entrepreneur and MasterChef jury member, 2017 edition.

The wine selection for the festival is extremely rigorous, with participation being made by exclusive invitation. To maintain the high standard of quality, each producer will present a maximum of 5 labels, selected by an international jury.

The second volume of The Wine Book of Romania will be launched before RO-Wine and will be available for purchase at the festival. In addition, for the first time, the judging for the third edition will take place during the festival, where the jury members, experts from all over the world, are invited to enjoy the atmosphere.

The story of RO-Wine | The Wine Festival of Romania started in 2016 with a successful first edition of the event, quickly becoming one of the most important wine festivals in Romania, but also at international level.

Lilia Dulgher, owner of Gitana Winery (Republic of Moldova) said: “RO-Wine | The Wine Festival of Romania is the only wine fair where I managed to close real deals with restaurant owners and distributors”.

Tickets to the event can be purchased on The standard ticket price is 50 lei, valid for entry for one day of festival.

The event partners for RO-Wine | The Wine Festival of Romania 2017 are Selgros Romania, Banca Transilvania, CEZ Romania, Aqua Carpatica.