Sarajevo Wine Weekend celebrated the 15th birthday.
The festival started as a modest local event, and we welcomed the fifteenth birthday as an international festival of importance for industry not only in BiH, but also beyond.
The number of wineries that are interested in presenting at the Sarajevo festival is growing every year, but we as organizers (the company Fina Vina doo) try to make a selection and offer the audience in Sarajevo the best among the best. So far, this decision has proved to be correct, because many wines and wineries that were premiered at the festival later became popular in the wine market, and the market is ultimately the most authoritative and has the final say.
Certainly, the goal of the wine festival "Sarajevo Wine Weekend" is to bring together representative wine producers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Balkans and Europe in Sarajevo and thus make Sarajevo a Balkan and European wine center.
The previous interest of exhibitors, media and visitors will also contribute to this goal. In the past fifteen years, Sarajevo Wine Weekend has gathered over 1,200 exhibitors of wine and gastronomic products, over 800 accredited media and over 30,000 visitors, lovers of oenological and gastronomic specialties.
This year’s guest of the festival was Caroline Gilby, Master of Wine. Caroline is a wine expert, writer and speaker on wines and wine varieties, and is in the exclusive world society of the 300 best sommelier. This membership is limited in number, and only the best manage to put their name on the list, and Gilby certainly did.
As in previous years, the festival was accompanied by wine events in the city, and after the festival schedule on Saturday, the audience and winemakers moved to the NLB Sarajevo Wine Weekend after party, which was held this year at the Coloseum Club.
October 2020 was supposed to be the time of our reunion, but our meeting had to be postponed due to the epidemiological situation.
We, all of you and all wine lovers can only hope that the epidemiological situation will soon be regulated so that we can enjoy the best wines together.
Stay healthy until we see you next time, truly yours Fina Vina.