Valentina Silovic

Vinistra announced a debut appearance at Prowein

Thirteen renowned wineries, who are part of the Vinistra association, are all set to showcase the most acclaimed Croatian wine region, Istria, at one of the most significant and largest wine trade fairs worldwide held in Düsseldorf. 

Prowein – most important wine fair

Tibor Rauch
Source: ÖWM, Tibor Rauch, Prowein

The upcoming Prowein fair in Düsseldorf is set to witness a historic moment as the prestigious Vinistra Association, the leading Croatian wine association, announced the debut participation of the renowned Istrian wine region and its esteemed winemakers. 

Thirteen prominent Istrian wineries will be among the 60 countries’ producers, showcasing their exquisite range of wines to the professional public and visitors from March 19 to 21. This marks the first-ever participation of the Vinistra as an association in this grand event, raising the profile of Istrian wines on the global stage. The event promises to be a significant platform for the wineries to showcase their winemaking excellence.

The list of Istrian winemakers who will present their wines at Prowein is:

“It is extremely important for us to present ourselves at the only international fair that monitors the world’s wine market. We are particularly interested in what is taking place in Germany, the most important tourism market for Croatia and Istria, one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean. With an emphasis on top-quality wines and the Istrian wine tradition, we will primarily present our native varieties – Malvasia Istriana and Teran,” said Luka Rossi, president of Vinistra.

Vinistra’s upcoming appearance at Prowein marks a significant step towards raising the profile of Istrian wines on the global stage. Vinistra’s presence at Prowein will provide a unique platform to showcase Istrian wines directly to the German market, helping to secure the recognition they deserve.

The move also comes as Croatian wines continue to gain recognition on a larger scale. Vinistra’s participation at Prowein will undoubtedly be crucial in promoting Croatian wines globally, especially those made from native varieties. This debut will surely highlight the unique flavors and aromas distinguishing native Istrian wines from their more famous counterparts.

The focus is on native Malvasia Istriana and Teran varieties

Source: Istria Tourist Board, Motovun

Two native varieties from the Istrian wine region, Malvasia Istriana, and Teran, have gained recognition among wine enthusiasts worldwide. While other varieties have the same names, Malvasia Istriana stands out as a white wine with over four hundred years of history in Istrian vineyards. 

When produced as a fresh, dry wine, Malvasia has refined fruit and floral aromas and a color range from deep golden to pale yellow. But every wine lover should also pay attention to aged and orange Malvasia.

Teran, the second flagship wine of Istrian winemakers, is a robust red wine with a powerful character, distinct acidity, and a forest fruit aroma. 

These award-winning indigenous wines will be under focus as true examples of Istria’s winemaking tradition.

A warm-up for the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in Istria

For the Vinistra association, which gathers more than 120 Istrian winemakers, 2023 is an extremely dynamic and challenging year. 

In addition to the appearance at one of the world’s most important wine fairs in Düsseldorf, from May 5 to 7, Vinistra is organizing the 29th edition of the leading regional wine fair of the same name in the city of Poreč.

Source: Istria Tourist Board, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

And just a week later, from May 11 to 14, Vinistra will host the world’s leading judging Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in the still red and white wine section, where more than 350 experts from 50 countries will evaluate more than 10,000 wines from around the world.

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