The 11th edition of The Balkans International Wine Competition will take place between June 1nd and 3th in historical island of Salamina, Greece under the Auspices of Municipality of Salamina and the Balkan Wine Festival will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria between 16th and 18th June 2022.
After the huge success in last year’s 10th Anniversary edition in Skopje, Macedonia, BIWC will start its new decade in the beautiful island of Salamina, as Greece was elected to host the 11th edition of BIWC 2022. The aim of the rotation of the most prestigious Wine Competition for the Balkan Wines is a better integration of the wineries from all Balkan countries and to their better exposure in the region and in Europe.
The main mission of BIWCF is to promote Balkan wines and the wine culture around the world. The Honorary chairman of the Competition is Konstantinos Lazarakis MW is the first holder of the title of Master of Wine in Greece and the Balkans. The best wine in the Balkans will be chosen by the prestigious jury and this year will include 5 holders of the title of Master of Wine and renown wine personalities from all over the world and the region. After the Competition, an exhibition will be organized on the 4th of June in the yard of City Hall of Salamina, to which business representatives, sommeliers, distributors and wine lovers from Greece and abroad are invited.
With nearly 1.8 million tons of wine per year, the Balkans rank 5th in the world, just behind the largest wine-producing countries – Italy, France, Spain and the United States. The Balkans International Wine Competition is the event that brings together the world’s wine elite to see, drink and discover the richness and diversity of the Balkan wines.
The Award Ceremony and the Gala Dinner known as the “Balkan Wine Oscars” will be celebrated this year on the 3rd of June in the breathtaking Ktima Filippikon, Salamina. Special Award “Golden Dionysus” will be awarded to the Best Greek Wine for 2022 by the Mayor of Salamina, Mr. Panagopoulos.
Last year the Grand Trophy for the “Best Wine in the Balkans” was awarded to Estate Argyros, Santorini, Greece for Vinsanto Late Release 2001.