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.
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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