It feels great to announce the 9th edition of the Balkans International Wine Competition, taking place for the first time outside Bulgaria! We are starting to rotate the venue of the BIWC 2020 and the first city which will host the BIWC 2020 will be Belgrade, Serbia on 28-30 May, 2020!
The Balkan Wine Festival will be organised again as an Open Air Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria in National Palace of Culture from 11 - 13 June 2020 after the big success of last year's edition.
It felt quite a challenge when we were starting in 2012, but it feels far more challenging today. The fact that more and more Balkan wine producers are keen to participate in the Competition and in our wine fair, shows that we are on the right track. In addition, more and more wine tasters around the world ask us for being invited for judging at the BIWC. This might be equally important – it shows that Balkan wines are considered more relevant to the global wine industry than ever before.
Join us. You will be amazed.
Konstantinos Lazarakis, Master of Wine