The Seventh Edition of the Festival “Young Wine Festival” passed with great success
The seventh edition of one of the most massive and important events for wine tourism in the country – the “Young Wine Festival” took place in the last week of November in Plovdiv. A series of tastings accompanied by lectures as well as a rich cultural program were prepared by the organizers from the Tourism Council – Plovdiv.
Visitors to the traditional exhibition of young Bulgarian wines enjoyed the wine of the last harvest of 26 leading winemakers from all over the country. They presented their young wines in the unique atmosphere of 12 emblematic places in the Old Town, including houses, restaurants and open areas. Most of the sites offered specially cooked food for the tastings, and the producers of honey took part in the festival with their ecological production.
The official opening of the “Young Wine Festival” was on Friday (November 27th) at 13:00 with the traditional Dionysius procession from the square in front of the Municipality to the Old Town, accompanied by the Trakia Ensemble.
The symbolic start of the consumption of young wine was traditionally given by the opening of “The Bar of Young Wine”, which was provided by last year’s winner of the Golden Prize winner – Villa Justina.
Wine festivals began as early as Monday, November 23, when the cultural program that preceded the tasting called “Days of Young Wine” was launched. She presented attractive events such as spectacles, dance attractions and lectures and tastings, all with free entrance for visitors. For the first time within the “Days of Young Wine” a wine tour with live music was organized during which, in selected clubs in Plovdiv, visitors tasted wines, under the musical accompaniment of the jazz repertoire of folklore elements developed for the event. guitar and gadulka by the musicians Dobromir Velev and Bogdan Ganev.
Emphasis in the program this year was the special show “Young Wine Festival” and the “Legends of the Wine” dance, which the Plovdiv guests and the guests of the town had the opportunity to see on the 26th of November at 19:00 at the Roman Stadium. The artists of the Fire and Shadows Theater have uncovered an ancient legend about Ampelos, the beloved Satir of God Dionysus, using the beauty of fire and light.
The prizes for the best young white, red and rosé wines, according to the regulation set by the Tasting Commission, were awarded during the Wine Crafts Evening, which took place on November 28th.
A visit to this year’s edition of the Young Wine Defile Festival was included in the program of the participants in the Seventh International Tour Operators Meeting held in Plovdiv at the same time. This allows international promotion of the event as part of the national tourist calendar and popularization of the young Bulgarian wine as a product of national importance.
“Defile of Young Wine” is organized by the Tourism Council – Plovdiv and Plovdiv Municipality in active cooperation with the National Vine and Wine Chamber, OI “Starinen Plovdiv”, OP “Tourism” – Plovdiv, Sol Communica- tions EOOD, Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, vocational high schools and higher education institutions, catering companies, souvenir makers and all participants in the wine-making business, as well as cultural and arts institutions in the city. Official sponsors are: Krivicki and Sie, United Bulgarian Bank, Techno Actas AD, Actual Indices Ltd., P & M Consulting AD, BASF AD. Partners of the event are Restaurant “Chile” and “Klissura” Water.