Winews / The Grand Balkan Wine Tasting In Genoa, Italy

21st of March 2016

The Balkans represent an area that is still not very known by wine enthusiasts, but which is proving to be the new frontier of European wine. So, ONAV Asti organised on the 21st of March a Balkan wine tasting in Genoa, Italy, at Palazzo Imperiale.


Of course, the Premium Wines of Romania had to be present to steal the show with wines fromAvincis Winery, Casa de Vinuri Cotnari, Crama Gîrboiu, Alira Vinul,Corcova Roy & Damboviceanu Winery, Petro Vaselo Winery,Crama Oprisor,VINARTE, SERVE I Vinul Cavalerului and DAVINO.

The Italian wine-lovers had the opportunity to taste:

Avincis Winery - Fetească Regală & Pinot Gris
Crama Gîrboiu - Tectonic, Șarbă
Casa de Vinuri Cotnari - Colocviu la Roma, Tămâioasă Românească
Petro Vaselo Winery - Rose, Pinot Noir
Crama Oprisor - La Cetate, Fetească Neagră
SERVE I Vinul Cavalerului - Terra Romana, Fetească Neagră
• VINARTE - Prince Mircea, Merlot
• DAVINO - Domaine Ceptura Rouge
Alira Vinul - Grand Vin Cuvee
Corcova Roy & Damboviceanu Winery - Desert wine


Those present, members of ONAV, wine-journalist, restaurant managers and bloggers, found out new things about Balkan wines and they loved it. It’s an unusual thing to see Italians drink other wines that are not from their own country, but it’s more unusual to see them liking it. This is what happened with Romanian wines – they got great feedback and requests for imports. We’re hoping that this initiative is the first of many to make Balkan wines popular in East Europe.

ONAV (Organizzazione Nazionale Assaggiatori di Vino/ eng: National Organization of Wine Tasters) was founded in Asti in 1951 on the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce of Asti, and by the will of eminent personalities in the wine world of time.