Winews / ProWein Dusseldorf Day 1 - 13.03

13th of March 2016

The success of ProWein continues unabated. Once again, more exhibitors and visitors from throughout the world came to the leading international fair for wines and spirits in Düsseldorf. Over 55,000 trade visitors came here to gather information at the stands of the 6,200 exhibitors, to place their orders and take advantage of the varied supporting programme. As many as half the visitors now come to Düsseldorf from abroad.

The variety of ProWein is unique worldwide. At no other event is there such a wide and international range on offer. At ProWein 2016 all relevant wine regions of the world gathered in Düsseldorf, including numerous market leaders from Europe and abroad. Exhibitors from a total of 59 nations attended the event, one of them is The Romanian Wine Promotion Association with Premium Wines of Romania’s stand.

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Wineries like Aurelia Visinescu, Avincis, Balla Geza, Casa de Vinuri Cotnari, Corcova Roy&Damboviceanu, Davino, LacertA, Liliac, Oprisor Winery, Petro Vaselo, SERVE and Vinarte presented their great wines.

Caroline Gilby MW hosted in the first day a MasterClass at the Forum area with some of the most significant Romanian wines, telling those present not just the stories of the drinks, but of their roots, terroir and winemakers. Caroline’s class was so interesting that all the sits were full and people were still standing, just to hear her.

She spoke beautifully about Romania, not just as a country but as a place with winemaking culture that embraced wine as a way of life. I found some of the Romanian wines pretty interesting, especially the Feteasca Neagra and the Tamaioasa Romaneasca. They are certainly different, good different, and I would love to taste them more often.” said Janet, one of the attenders at Caroline’s Masterclass.

Premium Wines of Romania’s stand was in hall 15 and right from day one, it was one of the most crowded booths there.

It’s really great that people are starting to respond to other countries as quality wine producers, not just to the very well-known ones. Romania, from my point of view, stands out in the international wine industry with it’s price/quality ratio. Of course we put passion and love in our work, all producers do, but we also give it a good price, the right one. And at ProWein a lot of importers and distributors got to see that.” declared Gabriel Roceanu, General Manager at Crama Oprisor.

The first day went well for the Romanian producers. Even though it was a Sunday, the booths were almost always full of curious people eager to try new wines from an old world.