NAOUSSA, THE WINE CITY 2015
Monday 23 November 2015
11-13 December 2015 / Venue: VETLANS Cultural Complex
the Wine City”, which will be taking place at the VETLANS Cultural Complex, from the 11th through the 13th of December, 2015. Its’ source of inspiration, is the unique variety of Xinomavro and its contribution to the history, culture and gastronomy of the region, as well as being a pivotal player in establishing Greek Winemaking worldwide.
After last year’s successful event, which was organized by the newly established “Association of the Winemakers and the Vine Growers of Naoussa”, this year’s agenda has even more to offer. For the first time, the two Greek Masters of Wine, Konstantinos Lazarakis MW and Yiannis Karakasis MW, will be present. It is worth mentioning, that K.Lazarakis and Y.Karakasis, are the sole holders of the highest wine title internationally (Master of Wine), in Southeastern Europe. Furthermore, the presentation of the new logo and corporate identity of Naoussa Winemakers and Vinegrowers’ Association (Saturday, 12 December) will be among the highlights of the program.
During the three-day event, visitors will have the opportunity to taste the wines of Naoussa, enjoy traditional flavors, and participate in seminars by renowned speakers of the wine sector. The agenda will be covering a wide range of subjects, including viticulture, vinification, exports, communication and marketing, wine tourism and gastronomy. Also taking place at the same time, there will be special events for children to partake in. On Sunday (13 December), the wineries will be opening their doors to visitors, offering intriguing and thematic wine tastings some of which will include vertical and horizontal tastings, Food and Wine pairings, combining live music with wine and art.
Last but not least, during all three days of the event, the heart of Xinomavro will be beating all over the town of Naoussa, with special events taking place at wine bars and restaurants and also with the opportunity to explore the PDO zone taking a walking - wine tasting tour, organized by TRIGIRO on Sunday, December 13th.