Orange Wine Festival Izola (English) 2018-05-11T04:24:43+00:00

About the Festival

On the last Friday in April, Orange Wine Festival is going to attract lovers of natural macerated white wines to Izola, once again. The 7th Orange Wine Festival is taking place in the Manzioli palace and Manzioli square in the center of Izola, hosting about 60 winemakers from many countries as well as caterers sharing the same philosophy.

More about orange wines…

Maceration or prolonged contact with grape skins is a traditional white wine production procedure, to which more and more winemakers are returning – in places with or without such tradition. Thanks to the Orange Wine Festival, Izola has become one of the most important places for the presentation of regional natural wines as well as a wider range of orange wine producers. To present wines at the OWF, winemakers must confirm compliance of their wines with the Festival standard including natural procedures, prolonged maceration, spontaneous fermentation, possibly little intervention and low sulfur content.

Each year brings new faces to the OWF. Since there are more and more winemakers, especially young ones, deciding to continue their parent’s tradition, this year will not represent an exemption. The wine presentation will be supplemented by delicacies authored by caterers and producers sharing the same philosophy and the positive attitude towards nature and environment.

Orange Wine Festival Team
Bruno Zaro, president

Thanks to the loyalty and openness of our colleagues of the international orange wine scene, we feel wonderful in Izola. If the festival continues hosting uncompromising, true winemakers and food producers, this will empower the movement. Since joining Demeter in 2008, we have been producing wine with possibly little intervention, considering the entire variety of color, aroma and taste in nature as well as implementing the principle »Say what you do and do what you say!«

Fredi Ploder, (Ploder-Rosenberg, Steiermark, Austria), Winemaker

As member of the organization team and winemaker from the sunny Istria, I am glad that my colleagues and I are able to present our wines at an internationally renowned festival at home – in Izola. We share the commitment to nature and believe in high quality. Come to Izola on 27 April and you will not regret it.

Bruno Zaro, (Zaro 1348, Slovenian Istria, Slovenia), Winemaker and co-organizer of the Orange Wine Festival
If there is a wine festival that I like to visit, it is indeed the Orange Wine Festival. Because it’s the first one of its kind and because it’s original. I am very glad that in our country more and more young winemakers are deciding on orange wine production and thus returning to tradition. Together with the festival visitors, we are writing a new chapter of the wine story, which is gradually paving the way into the wine lists of even more traditional caterers.
Aleš Kristančič , (Movia, Brda, Slovenia), Winemaker


  • Aci Urbajs
  • Andert
  • Atimo
  • Bartol
  • Batič
  • Blažič
  • Brandulin
  • Bretz Jörg
  • Bruale
  • Burja
  • Cigoj
  • Clai
  • Dakishvili
  • Damijan Podveršič
  • Dario Prinčič
  • Dinavolo
  • Draga Miklus
  • Erzetič
  • Franco Terpin
  • Ghira
  • Gordia
  • Grillo
  • Il Carpino
  • Il Tufiello
  • Ipša
  • Jure Štekar
  • Kabaj
  • Kaiser & Sacher
  • Keltis
  • Klabjan
  • Korenika & Moškon
  • Kovačević
  • Kramar
  • Kristian Keber
  • La Stoppa
  • Lunika
  • Mansus
  • Marjan Simčič
  • Marof
  • Montanar
  • MonteMoro
  • Mosmieri
  • Movia
  • Orgo
  • Ploder-Rosenberg
  • Prus
  • Radikon
  • Ražman
  • Reia
  • Renčel
  • Rodica
  • Rojac
  • Ronco Severo
  • Roxanich
  • Sassotondo
  • Slavček
  • Sveti Martin
  • Svetlik
  • Škerlj
  • Štemberger
  • Šumenjak
  • Tauss
  • Trapan
  • UOU
  • Ussai
  • Valdisole di Amato Giuseppe
  • Vine Ponto
  • Vita Vinea
  • Zaro
  • Zidarich


  • Adriatic Shell (Zadar, Hrvaška)
  • Agraria (Koper Capodistria, Slovenija)
  • Badi Lovrečica (San Lorenzo, Hrvaška)
  • Butul (Manžan, Slovenija)
  • Choco Me(Lendava, Slovenija)
  • Eataly (Trst Trieste, Italija)
  • Hiša refoška (Koper Capodistria, Slovenija)
  • Istra tartufi (Gradin, Slovenija)
  • Kendov dvorec (Spodnja Idrija, Slovenija)
  • Kumparička (Hrvaška)
  • Oljčno olje Jenko Bertoki (Bertocchi Slovenija)
  • Oljčno olje (Morgan Grintovec, Slovenija)
  • Rizibizi (Portorož, Portorose)
  • San Servolo (Buje Buie, Hrvaška)
  • Špacapanova hiša (Komen, Slovenija)
  • Oštarija (Portorož Portorose, Slovenija)


  • Špenko (Vodice, Slovenija)
  • TramontanaWoodCraft (Cres, Hrvaška)


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