Welcome to 12th edition of BIWCF 2023
The Balkan International Wine Competition is the best proof of how dynamic the Balkan wine scene is and how great the quality of the wines from the region actually is. This great Competition is growing for the last decade along with the development of winemaking and the potential is still huge. Over the past years, it has become a rule that wines that are first recognized at the BIWC later receive recognition from much larger world competitions and become iconic. The reason for this lies in the dedicated work of the entire BIWC team led by Galina Niforou, as well as in the careful selection of experienced and well respected international wine judges from all over the world. It is a real honor to lead such a competition. This year, BIWC is going to Romania for the first time, which I’m sure will bring a new quality to the Competition. Good luck to the Balkan wines in the 12th BIWC 2023!
Igor Lukovic – BWC Chairman
It is a great honor for us to have the possibility to carry out the 12th edition of BIWC in mysterious Transylvania, in Bistrita-Nasaud county! We are continuing in the decade with lots of optimism and energy to make Balkan Wines even more recognisable and to position them in more places in the world wine map. The chairmanship of Igor Lukovic brought to the BIWC new fresh ideas and activities and the whole team is grateful for that. Good luck to all the wineries participating in the Balkans International Wine Competition 2023!
Eng. Galina Niforou, Wine MBA – BIWCF Managing Director