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Istria to host 27th Vinistra and World Malvasia Champs

World of Malvasia and Vinistra to be held in April and May

Vinistra (Photo: Danilo Dragosavac)

Poreč, March 2, 2021 – With the announcement of the easing of measures, good news for wine lovers, wine professionals and winemakers as the 27th Vinistra is planned to go ahead. 

The date has been set – May 7-9 – and preparations are underway. Organisers have a somewhat more difficult task this year because everything needs to be in accordance with the prescribed measures and recommendations. 

World of Malvasia and Vinistra to be held in April and May

“As we did not hold the traditional En Primeur in Zagreb this year due to epidemiological measures, Vinistra will be an excellent opportunity to present new vintage wines, excellent in all characteristics, especially for red varieties. For us winemakers, the only positive side of 2020 was the exceptional harvest. The last two years have hit the wine and tourism sector hard, so we are very much looking forward to this year’s event, meeting with our partners, customers and lovers of Istrian wines,” said Nikola Benvenuti, president of Vinistra, the association of winemakers and winegrowers. 

Traditionally, the best overture for Vinistra is the international evaluation of the World of Malvasia, which will be held for the 12th time, from April 12 to 16 at the Parentium Plava Laguna Hotel in Poreč and which breaks records in quality and number of samples.

World of Malvasia and Vinistra to be held in April and May

(Photo: Danilo Dragosavac)

“The informal world championship of the most famous Istrian variety is being held this year as part of a three-day international evaluation of wine and spirits, which brings together the most famous wine experts from Croatia and the region. Of course, everything will be in line with epidemiological measures because our health and safety come first. As usual, the results of the evaluation will be made public as part of the 27th Vinistra,”concluded Benvenuti.

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