Orange wines represent a relatively small, but very important niche in the global wine market, because respect for tradition combined with modern wine production insights have proven to be a winning formula for both producers and consumers. This year OWF introduces something new: winemakers will also be exhibiting red wines produced using the same method as orange wine.
More about orange wines…
Maceration or prolonged contact with grape skins is a traditional white wine production method to which more and more winemakers are returning, both in places where this was traditional and those where it is a new approach to the art of winemaking. To participate at the OrangeWineFestival with their wines , winemakers must confirm that their wines comply with the Festival’s standards including the use of natural procedures, prolonged maceration, spontaneous fermentation, as little intervention in the cellar as possible and low sulphite content.
Each year brings new faces to the OWF. Because more and more winemakers, especially young ones, are choosing to continue their parents’ tradition, this year will not be an exception. The presentation of wines will be supplemented by delicacies created by caterers and producers sharing the same philosophy and positive attitude towards nature and the environment.
Orange Wine Festival Team
Bruno Zaro, President