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The Ninth New Wine Festival to Welcome Visitors on May 12

The Georgian Wine Club will host its ninth New Wine Festival on May 12, 2018. The event continues partnership with the National Wine Agency and Tbilisi City Hall. The information support is provided by Marani web portal (vinoge.com), Wine Information Center and Radio Utsnobi. Other partners of the event are the Mtatsminda Park and the National Library of the Parliament of Georgia.

Having become people’s favorite fiesta over the recent years, the New Wine Festival strives to promote the Georgian wine, improve wine education and enhance consumption culture in Georgia. Since 2010, the significance of the festival has increased, with new family wineries and wine companies emerging in the market to offer their harvest.  The festival held in 2017 brought together over 200 participants, including small, medium and large wineries, associations and state agencies.

It is not only wine producers that look forward to the festival every year. Both Georgian and foreign wine professionals, wine writers, wine bars and restaurants, wine enthusiasts make arrangements for this pleasant meetup. So do the world’s famous wine masters, sommeliers, importers and wine writers, who make sure the second Saturday of May is well saved on their calendars. 

The fans of the Georgian wine will be welcome at the Mtatsminda Park on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Large wine companies along with medium and small wineries and family wine cellars will be happy to offer their new harvest (2017) wines to the visitors from 11:00 to 6:00.

Diversity and discovery of new tastes is one of the perks of the New Wine Festival. Added to that is the pleasure of meeting the wine producers in person to find out more about the wine of one’s choice.

The New Wine Festival 2018 will open with the traditional ceremony of qvevri opening, accompanied by the Georgian folk song Mravaljamieri. Traditionally, the qvevri will be full of the best wine from a family winery, carefully selected by the Wine Club.

The festival is open for all guests. Among other enjoyable things, there will be good music, fun agenda, and a lottery giving the opportunity to win barrels filled with the best wine.

Conditions for Participation: Family Wineries

All family wine producers are eligible for participation. Family wineries wishing to participate in the festival must register no later than April 5. A candidate goes through the selection phase, where the Wine Club Jury tastes the samples submitted by the winery to select the best wines to be admitted to the festival.  Only 2017 harvest wines will be admitted to the selection stage and festival.

Participation for family wineries is free of charge.

Candidates must submit two tasting samples (2 glass bottles) and a filled-out questionnaire.

Candidates are approved for participation two weeks prior to the festival date.

The amount of wine to be submitted to the festival should be the minimum of 20 liters.

Wine samples and participant questionnaire should be submitted to the following address:

Georgian Wine Club, 45, Vazha-Pshavela Avenue, (14th floor) Tbilisi. Tel: +995 598308688

Samples are accepted every day except weekends, from 11:00 to 18:00, starting from February 21.

E-mail: info@wineclub.ge

Download questionnaire here.

Conditions for Festival participation for wine companies will be published on February 27.

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