|What:||Vino Alpi/Alpe Vino – 1. Alpen & Adria Organic/ Natural Wine Festival|
|When:||11. & 12. August, 2018|
|Time:||Saturday 14.00 – 19.00 (19.00 Award ceremony and evening reception with a typical Austrian Heurigen till 22 Uhr)|
|Sunday 10.00 (Frühschoppen) – 17.00|
|Where:||Schloss Damtschach, Wernberg, Carinthia (Location)|
The festival takes place in any weather condition!
The Organic Wine Festival at Castle Damtschach brings together wine growers and makers with wine enthusiasts and friends of art, culture and gardens. In the very special atmosphere of the castle high quality natural wines from the alpine regions will be presented and tasted. In addition to the winegrower presentations, a diverse cultural program and local culinary products will provide some very special moments.
During the festival there will be the opportunity to meet and talk to winegrowers, local and regional food producers, artists and organic organizations and, of course, to other visitors to the festival. Short presentations and seminars will give visitors deeper insights into the subject and picnic baskets for private feasts can be hired to explore the wonderful castle grounds.
The ecological wine sector stands for nature-friendly cultivation and a sustainable way of living. In this sense, the festival will provide a platform for organic wine growers to inform the public about the benefits of organic farming. The goal is also to organize an annual Organic Wine Festival in partnership with the surrounding regions. It is about an exchange between winegrowers, as well as strengthening common efforts to market organic wine as a valuable local cultural asset. We want to support organic wine growers in often challenging market, growing and climatic conditions.
A highlight of the organic wine festival will be the award ceremony for the winners of the prestigious International Organic Wine Award judged by the PAR system.
With great support from Wernberg municipality!