Do you love wine? Do you want to get to know more about it and try more of it? Do you want to explore more for your own enjoyment or simply to impress others next time you order a bottle of wine at a restaurant?

If you answered “YES” to one or more questions, then you can’t miss the Balkan International Wine Competition & Festival 2016!

Moreover, let me give you 3 excellent reasons why should you be there:

#1 Wine is always a good idea. And it is even better with food

The Balkan International Wine Competition & Festival wouldn’t be a real festival without good wines (Balkan and other wines), olive oil, olives and typical regional products, which are specially selected for all wine enthusiasts and professionals to enjoy all the uniqueness of Balkan culture.

Do you want to get to know more? Check out the program here.

#2 Wine Trade Professionals Share Their Secrets

Attend the trendy lectures and inspiring master classes, conducted by world-renowned experts and experienced international jury! 

#3 Exciting Award Ceremony and Exclusive Gala Dinner

The Balkan International Wine Competition & Festival 2016 is, first of all, a wine competition. So, there should and will be the winners. Who will win the BIWC 2016? Find out on 28 May 2016 at 08:30 PM at the Shades of Red restaurant, Grand Hotel Sofia. If you want to be a part of the Award Ceremony and the Gala Dinner you can purchase tickets by:


Useful information to know before you go

The Balkan International Wine Competition & Festival will take place in Sofia, Grand Hotel Sofia, 26-29 May 2016.  

The Balkan International Wine Competition (BIWC) 2016  is open only to wine producers from the Balkan Peninsula, Central and Eastern Europe, Black Sea region, as well as to wine producers from any other wine region.

BIWC 2016 Festival is open to wine-lovers from all walks of life.

Date and time: 28 May, Saturday from 13:00 AM until 07:00 PM and 29 May, Sunday from 12:00 AM until 06:00 PM).

Place: the garden of Grand Hotel Sofia.


  • 1-Day Pass (purchased at the door) - 15 BGN
  • 2-Day Pass (purchased at the door) - 20 BGN
  • Ticket for Master Class provides free access to both days of the festival.