From all over the world, wine lovers and experts meet every year to celebrate their passion for classics and discover the new wines of the moment. Whether you want to come with a family, with a partner or with friends, we bring you festivals to look out for in 2020.
ROOTSTOCK Music Festival, Pommard, France
A unique experience of wine and food tasting with listening to terrific performances is happening at Rootstock Music Festival in France. For the entire weekend 11 – 12th July 2020, you can enjoy tasting an elusive selection of wines of Château de Pommard and other Burgundians known for sustainable winemaking. Incredible performances of many musicians are taking place over the weekend too, across two stages and street performance area. Afterwards, you can have even more fun at Rootstock Afterparty.
When it comes to food, the festival features a street fair theme, with gourmet food trucks and vendors offering an assortment of artisan food and beverages. And finally, this festival is not all about wines or music – anyone can have fun engaging in arts and crafts, playing ping pong or croquet in the garden of the castle.
Official website: rootstockmusic.com
La Feira do Viño do Ribeiro, Ribadavia, Spain
This oldest wine festival in Ribadavia, Galicia has a full program of parallel activities, such as tastings, pairing workshops, show cooking and musical performances. You can taste delicious wines, learn about the production process with first-hand information and vote for your favourite wines. In addition, the whole town dresses up, and there are performances, humour sessions, cooking and tasting workshops, and entertainment for children. One of the best wine festivals in Spain suitable for the whole family.
Official website: www.feiravinoribeiro.com
Millésime Bio, Montpellier, France
The only fair dedicated exclusively to organic winemaking will return to Montpellier for its 27th edition this year. Millésime Bio wine fair will take place at the Exhibition Centre in Montepellier from 28th to 29th January 2020. This biggest organic wine event will have multiple activities such as tasting, conferences and the Challenge Millésime Bio contest. This year, Millésime Bio has decided to open the fair to producers and traders of other types of organic alcoholic beverages: beer, spirits and cider.
Official website: www.millesime-bio.com
Ardesio DiVino, Ardesio, Bergamo, Italy
Discover a magical weekend of food wine and music in a delightful Italian village Ardesio. Every year Ardesio DiVino brings to the table food excellences that are expertly combined with selected wines. The producers welcome the participants to their stand and tell the story about how their wine and their typical products are born, revealing the passion and dedication with which they produce. The producers come from different Italian regions and also from abroad. Discover Italian delicacies such as salami, cheeses, virgin oil, traditional balsamic vinegar and many other.
Official website: www.ardesiodivino.it
Rheingau Wine Festival, Frankfurt, Germany
If you are a wine enthusiast, consider making a trip to Germany at the beginning of September and enjoy tasting more of 600 red, white and sparkling wines from Rheingau region. This Germans wine event offers you a wide selection of wines from old vintage wines to light and fruity ones. Alongside famous Rheingau Rieslings, you will also have a chance to taste wines made from alternative grape varieties. Rheingau Wine Festival will take place at Freßgass, Große Bockenheimer Straße/Opernplatz – and it’s a festival with a tradition of almost 40 years.
Official website: www.rheingau-gourmet-festival.de
Budapest Wine Festival, Budapest, Hungary
Every September tens of thousands of people travel to Budapest to visit one of the most prestigious festivals in Hungary. Exhibitors present their wines from all Hungary and foreign countries. The festival will take place in magnificent Buda Castle Hill which makes this festival even more attractive to visitors. During the festival, you can taste wines from more than 20 wine regions accompanied by a large selection of Hungarian delicacies in a breathtaking setting.
Official website: www.aborfesztival.hu