5th and 6th June 2019 - 8th Balkan Wines International Competition 2019. International jury with Chairman Konstantinos Lazarakis - the first Master of Wine in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe evaluates the wines, registered for the Competition (event closed for visitors).
June 7, 2019 (Friday)
17:30h - Official Opening of the 8th Balkan International Wine Festival, Sofia, National Palace of Culture – open air, from the stage of the Festival (the area in front of the Ticket center of the National Palace of Culture).
The 8th edition of the Balkan Wine Festival will be opened by the patron of the event, the Mayor of Sofia Municipality - Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova.
Ambassadors from Balkan and other countries, mayors of neighboring Balkan capitals and cities, members of the BIWC jury, journalists, celebrities and other officials will be present at the opening.
18:00 - 22:00 - Start of the most exciting wine event of the year!
Wine tastings, food, amusement with the fascinating program of the Festival - musical, artistic, as well as a special program for children! Bring your dog too! We will take care of your pets – they are not drinking wine, but we will provide tasty food and fresh water for them!
June 8, 2019 (Saturday)
12:00 - 22:00 - Second festival day, second day for Balkan wine, food, entertainment, laughter and of course, the opportunity to bring home the lovely Balkan wine at preferential prices!
June 9, 2019 (Sunday)
12:00 - 22:00 - Third festival day with lots of wine, delicious food, sketches, music, laughter and of course, the opportunity to purchase the lovely Balkan wine at preferential prices!
18:00 - Announcement of Miss & Mister "Balkan Wine" - during the three festival days we will have a special photo spot for you to take pictures and upload them with hashtag #BIWC2019 и #WeLoveBalkanWine on social media. You also have to check in using the special event page on Facebook.
The most liked pictures will determine the winners of the contest - Miss § Mister "Balkan Wine", who are bringing home a Collection set of 6 wines, prized from the Competition!
Everyone who bought a ticket for the Festival has the chance to win our traditional prize offered by Uva Nestum Wine & Spa - a weekend for two, by putting his name in a special bowl!
WE ARE EXPECTING YOU! 7-9 June, National Palace of Culture, Sofia