Il Festival

“It feels like yersterday, that I had the idea to transform the city of Merano into a “European place of raffinesse”, where past, present and future of the wine and gastronomic world find a place to confront, get to know and meet”

Helmuth Köcher, president and founder of Merano WineFestival.

The Merano WineFestival is the first event in Europe, which since 1992, solely focused on the selection of top quality products. With is unique high quality selection of top-of-the-line products it fuses a top selection with an elegant ambience to a one of a kind elitist event.
The Merano WineFestival is more than just an event, it’s very much a think tank. It provides a platform for exchange between producers, opinion leaders, professionals and consumers. A proper benchmark for high and a reference for a selective purchase.
The visibility and notoriety of the Merano WineFestival reaches a global level and represents a brand of top-quality. Every selected company is part of the wine world’s crème de la crème.

To celebrate 26 years of history, there will be 5 days full of emotions, full of things to discover with friends: over 450 winemakers among the best of Italy and the whole world, almost 200 producers of culinary products, 15 prominent chefs. Expression of the best that our place has to offer, selected by Merano Wine & Culinaria Award.
Cooking Farm is the highlight of the new Chef Arena where famous chef of whole Italy, master chef and South Tyrolean countrywomen confront with in the realization of traditional and innovational plates.