Wine Festivals in Italy 2012

Vinitaly, Verona, March 25 – 28, 2012

VinitalyThe definitive wine and spirits fair with exhibitors from Europe, America, Oceania and Africa. Here you can taste the best wines from all over Italy and also discover newcomers to the Italian wine scene.

Each year, Vinitaly also presents market research and surveys providing the necessary medium-long term vision to help companies develop their strategies.

During Vinitaly a series of competitions are organized among which the International Wine Competition, one of the most popular and most selective competitions in the world.



Vitigno, Naples, May 2012 (precise dates not specified yet)

Vitigno ItaliaHeld in the wonderful location of Castel dell’Ovo Vitigno is a unique chance to taste wine made from indigenous Italian grape varietals as well as Mediterranean wines.



Premio Internazionale del Vino (Wine Oscars) Rome, May 28th 2012

A unique event during which the annual Oscar is being awarded to wines and wine protagonists in the national wine production sector.


An academy of experts will elect an award winner in each of the following categories:

  • best sparkling wine,
  • best white wine,
  • best rosé wine,
  • best red wine,
  • wine with best quality-price-ratio
  • best foreign wine
  • best sommelier
  • best winery
  • best wine teacher
  • best wine and gourmet cuisine journalist


Vino in Festa, South Tyrol, from May 18th to June 16th 2012.

A varied programme focusing on the topic of wine invites visitors to taste, enjoy and get to know each other or simply linger through the 15 historical wine growing villages along the South Tyrolean Wine Road from 18th of May to 16th of June 2012.

Vino in Festa ends with the Wine cellar night on the 16th of June, when the wine cellars along the Wine Road open their doors to visitors allowing them to experience different wine routes by shuttle.



Salone del Vino di Torino (Wine Show) Turin, October 2012

With over 1,000 exhibitors, the Turin Wine Show is the meeting point par excellence for all actors in the oenological sector.




Merano Wine Festival, November 2012

See our article about the 2011 edition of the Merano Wine Festival


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