ViniVeri 2016 will begin this year on the morning of Friday, April 8. This is one day earlier than our usual schedule because we want to be sure that our event doesn’t overlap with other events in the area. As a result, wine enthusiasts, trade members, journalists, and bloggers will have an even greater opportunity to learn about the wines and interact directly with the grape growers.
The ViniVeri member grape growers share an approach to winemaking that goes beyond European organic certification. Their philosophy is that of producing wines without the use of pesticides, without the use of synthetic chemicals in the vineyard, and without the use of additives or forced stabilization in the cellar.
All of the wineries present at ViniVeri 2016 are self-certified and have assumed the responsibility of following the dictates of the Consorzio ViniVeri “rule”: be respectful of the environment and biodiversity; natural; and sustainable. Their wines have been submitted to tasting panel before being chosen for the fair.
The stars of this year’s fair will be roughly one hundred “wine artisans,” independent Italian and foreign producers who will present an authentic taste of their culture and their appellation with their most recent vintages, preview tastings, and old vintage tastings. And there will also be space devoted to artisanal food products.
They will be joined by the ViniVeri Consortium members: Cappellano, Giuseppe Rinaldi, Ezio Cerruti, Ezio Giacomo Trinchero, Serafino Rivella, Eugenio Rosi, Casa Coste Piane, Castello di Lispida, La Castellada, Dario Princic, Zidarich, Vodopivec, Ronco Severo, Mlečnik, Slavček, Massa Vecchia, Podere Luisa, Carla Simonetti, Walter Mattoni, Oasi degli Angeli, Paolo Bea, Praesidium, PaneVino, Salvatore Ferrandes.
And once again this year, the Enoteca ViniVeri will be open. A favorite destination for wine lovers, the shop is back by popular demand. Open only during the three days of the event and located just outside the fair exit, fair-goers will have the opportunity to purchase rare and exclusive labels presented at the fair at wholesale (ex-cellar) prices.