Orange Wine (EN) 2020-03-01T20:03:20+00:00

About the festival

On Monday, the 28th October 2019, we are kindly inviting you to join us for the most thorough confrontation with orange wines, so far. Orange wines are closing a relatively small, but very important gap in the global wine market, since respect for tradition intertwined with modern wine production insights have proven to satisfy the producer as well as the consumer. This year, OWF will feature a novelty: wine producers will be presenting also red wines, produced according to the same method as orange wine.

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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. To present wines at the Orange Wine Festival, 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 festival. 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 organizational team and a 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 and also in the capital of Austria. We share the commitment to nature and believe in high quality. Come to Vienna on 28 October 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


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General Information & Ticketing

Opening Time

Monday, 28. October 2019, 2 pm – 8.30 pm

Where to Find Us
OrangeWineFestival Vienna 2019 takes place at MQ MuseumsQuartier Wien (Ovalhalle and Arena 21), Museumsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, AT


Ticket: 40 EUR (at the door).  All tickets include a take-home tasting glass. All wine and food degustations included.

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