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VI Black Sea Winemaking Forum will be held on 5-7 July 2019 in the biggest Black Sea resort - Sochi city, Russia. Sochi is the third biggest HoReCa regional wine market of Russia, hosting more than 12 million tourists annually.

Black Sea Winemking Forum is an international standing cooperation platform for wine sector of agricultural business and wine trade. Since 2014 it organizes annually the specialized comprehensive branch event. A total of about 2000 participants, representing more than 30 countries and more than 450 enterprises and organizations took part in the events during the first five years history of the Forums. The annual meetings of the Forum determine basic directions for its other activities in wine business sector as an international standing body: they are country business missions, country and regional press tours, wine companies and wine brands promotions, specialized exhibitions, tasting workshops, conferences, wine and spirits competitions.

The Forum consists of the following activities:

exhibition of winemaking enterprises (wines and spirituous beverages) and the related sectors companies, the exhibition will be opened both to the professionals and to the public (Sochi residents and numerous tourists resting in this fashionable resort during high season);

conference - Wine Digital, focused on the IT technologies: аdvanced projects and startups devoted to the online marketing and sales of the wine products and related services (wine tourism, enogastronomy and others);

master classes and companies’ presentations;

International Wine Contest “Black Sea Wines” (on the sidelines of the Forum). The producers of the wines, brandies and other spirituous beverages of vitivinicultural origin will compete for the awards in accordance with the OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine) standards.

The Contest is an independent platform cooperating with plenty of media recourses in the region targeting both the professional and the consumer audiences. The results of the Contest are widely publicized in the countries of the region and they are particularly important for the wine sales in the Russian speaking consumer markets (300 million people). These consumer audiences are in general cannot follow in English the results of other wine contests and ratings.

Participation in the “Black Sea Wines 2019” Contest is free for the VI Black Sea Winemaking Forum participants.

Please fill the provided registration form. In response you will be sent the Participation Packages information. The Forum’s organizers also offer different promotional Packages for the companies wishing to be a partner of the Forum.

Mission

Black Sea Winemaking Forum is working to support the practical cooperation mechanisms: networking of the traders and producers; promotion of the winemaking products (both wine and spirituous beverages of vitivinicultural origin) on the relevant international and regional markets; assistance in the legal protection on the markets in different countries of the region; analytical networking in the formation of the consolidated opinions for the market researchers and analysts; lobbying and the mutual support in informing about the decisions made (or intended to be made) by the relevant government authorities responsible for the regulation and the development of the winemaking sector.

The annual meetings of the Forum determine basic directions for its other activities in wine business sector as an international standing body: they are country business missions, country and regional press tours, wine companies and wine brands promotions, specialized exhibitions, tasting workshops, conferences, wine and spirits competitions.

Black Sea Winemaking Forum can also organize other types of activity to reach its goals.

Black Sea Winemaking Forum has its own brand logo, which may be used by the participants in their documentation and product labeling.

The Forum also develops among its participants an international expert evaluation network, which helps to enhance the quality of wine and spirituous beverages of vitivinicultural origin.

Forum participants consider the Black Sea Region as an area united not only by similar moderate resort style climate and geographical peculiarities, but also as a region unified by the traditional culture of winemaking and relevant cuisine.

The peoples of the Black Sea Region countries traditionally have friendly attitude towards each other, they respect the traditions of the production and consumption of wine and culture of the feasts, they have very good mutual knowledge of the regional ethnic cuisines. The Black Sea region is the most affordable and a favorite destination for the tourists from the neighboring countries, including the countries which do not have a direct access to the Black Sea.

Winemaking requires protection of geographical and cultural uniqueness, because it is closely tied to the place of origin of vine and wine production. The preservation of the traditions and the support of the authentic winemaking production are the basic aims of the Black Sea Winemaking Forum participants.

Themes and Program

The VI Black Sea Winemaking Forum, сonference will be devoted to the IT solutions for the online marketing and sales of the wine products and related services (wine tourism, enogastronomy and others). The special part of this conference will be devoted to the collaborative projects elaborating wine Black Sea cruises routes connecting the best wine tourism venues in the participating countries.

Place and Time

VI Black Sea Winemaking Forum will be held on 5-7 July 2019 in the biggest Black Sea resort - Sochi city, Russia. Sochi is the third biggest HoReCa regional wine market of Russia, hosting more than 12 million tourists annually.

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