More than 500 producers from 19 countries are already looking forward to the next edition, from February 26 to 28, 2023.
“Now that the protagonists of the Slow Wine Coalition have finally met, we have greater awareness of the collective challenges we face and better tools with which to face them.” Giancarlo Gariglio, coordinator of the Slow Wine Coalition.
The Fair consisted of three days of meetings and masterclasses, but above all a dialog around the pillars of the Slow Food Manifesto for good, clean and fair wine, as signed by all the participating exhibitors. “Only together can we promote the ecological transition and ensure that viticulture plays a leading role in projects that combine environmental sustainability, landscape conservation, and social equity. Viticulture has always been a pioneering sector in agriculture, and it must continue to be so,” continues Gariglio.
“Sana Slow Wine Fair marks an important step for BolognaFiere. We’ve long hosted events focused on organic products and sustainability, but now we open up to that leading edge of the wine world which is building a greener future through their commitment to the values of Slow Food. We are proud to have hosted 542 wineries from around the world as well as over 6000 buyers, professionals and enthusiasts, and hope to greet even more at the second edition next year”, comments Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere.
The countries of Northern Europe, especially Germany and Denmark, together with the United States, were the best-represented countries among the large number buyers, who came to Sana Slow Wine Fair to meet hundreds of slow wineries in person.
“The wines we tasted and the people we met will help us to satisfy the interests and expectations of our customers. The wide selection of wineries, with a prevalence of organic and biodynamic companies, and the focus on conscious consumption and natural wines, make this event a new cornerstone of the international trade fair scene, if we consider those who want to meet the needs of a more expansive market, one that looks beyond the characteristics of the wine in the glass, to all 360 degrees of its production,” affirms Swedish buyer Niklas Eriksson of Excellent Drinks. “If the structure of the fair remains the same, with the opportunity to meet new producers who adhere to the Slow Food values, I really think we’ll be back next year,” echo US-based buyers Garry Tornberg and Zachary Harris.