The new joint venture between Veronafiere - Vinitaly and Merano WineFestival dedicated to amphora wine producers, in Verona - Gallerie Mercatali, on June 7th and 8th, 2024.


Two days of B2B and B2C walk-around tastings with panels, symposiums, and roundtable meetings between winemakers and amphora producers, selected national and international buyers, and industry operators.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7 – FRIDAY 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Walk Around Tasting: amphora wines, underwater wines, ancient grape varieties, qvevri wines

Tasting with 101+ wine producers from all over Italy and from Georgia and Slovenia


3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | CONFERENCE

Scientific Panel: The Wine Odyssey – from the past to the future


  • Nereo Pederzolli, journalist – "Archevitis" film Georgia
  • Prof. Osvaldo Failla, University of Milan – Georgian viticulture, territories, and grape varieties
  • Prof. Raffaele Guzzon, Edmund Mach Foundation – Microorganisms and amphorae, peculiarities in winemaking
  • David Maghradze, Head of Department Institute of Horticulture, Viticulture and Oenology, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Steven Batjuk, Georgia

Moderated by: Prof. Attilio Scienza

In this scientific panel, we will explore the wine odyssey through the centuries, analyzing the techniques and innovations that have transformed viticulture from ancient times to the present day. Discover how ancient and modern practices intertwine to shape the future of wine.


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | MASTERCLASS

Masterclass on Red Wines in Amphora: A journey of the senses – from past to future: a comparison

Tasting of 6 full-bodied red wines


  • Hadrianum (Abruzzo)
  • Drei Donà (Emilia Romagna)
  • La Lepre e la Luna (Marche)
  • Roi Clar (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
  • Catabbo (Molise)
  • Terrae Laboriae (Campania)

Moderated by: Andrea Radic, television host and journalist and Simona Geri, taster, commissioner of national and international juries


A sensory experience dedicated to red wines in amphora. The comparison will guide you through the tasting of six full-bodied red wines, contrasting ancient and modern winemaking techniques. A special opportunity to appreciate the depth and complexity of red wines in amphora.


5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | CONFERENCE

Research Panel: GRAPE TRACKER - Grape Varieties from the Past for the Wines of the Future


  • Prof.Attilio Scienza, University of Milan - Rare, native, original grape varieties: all the new meanings of the concept of indigenous
  • Dr. Andrea Lonardi, MW - Historical grape varieties for contemporary wines
  • Dr. Manna Crespan, CREA - The pedigrees of grape varieties, for a new narrative of Italian wine
  • Dr.Gianluca Telloli, Proposta Vini - Promoting and selling wines from rare grape varieties
  • Dr. Luigino Bertolazzi, G.R.A.S.P.O. - Verona, a treasure chest of vine biodiversity Brepona, Liseiret, Hoertroete, Ottavia, Pontedara, Saccola Bianca, Ua che Liga, Bigolona, Denela, Forselina, Invernenga, Marcobona, Quaiara, Simesara
  • Dr. Aldo Lorenzoni, G.R.A.S.P.O. - 100 custodians for 100 grape varieties

Moderated by: Dr. Aldo Lorenzoni


6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | CONFERENCE

Research Panel: Evolution of grape varieties and amphorae. The genetic improvement of grape varieties: Clonal selection and the creation of disease-resistant genotypes


  • Dr. Eugenio Sartori, director of VCR Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo
  • Steven Batjuk, Georgia

In collaboration with Vivai Rauscedo


We will recount the fascinating evolution of grape varieties and amphora winemaking techniques. Discover how these ancient practices have developed over time and continue to influence wine production today.


7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | MASTERCLASS

Masterclass: 10 Custodians for 10 Grape Varieties: viticultural biodiversity in Italy.


  1. La Chimera (Piedmont) - Avanà Metodo Classico Spumante
  2. La Rabiosa (Veneto) - Vernazola
  3. Bulfon (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)- Sciaglìn
  4. In Sordina (Veneto) - Pomella
  5. Santa Maria Valverde (Veneto) - Dindarella
  6. Tenuta La Marchesa (Piedmont) - Uvalino
  7. Tenuta di Pietra Porzia (Lazio) -Lecinaro
  8. Terenzuola (Tuscany) – La Merla
  9. Sacramundi (Veneto) - Saccola
  10. Sassotondo (Tuscany) - Nocchianello Nero

By: G.R.A.S.P.O.

Moderated by: Dr. Aldo Lorenzoni and Dr. Luigino Bertolazzi

Discover the secret of the origin of Italian vine biodiversity through a comparative tasting of unique wines. We will explore how the protection of ancient grape varieties preserves the richness of our enological heritage.


Walk Around Tasting: amphora wines, underwater wines, ancient grape varieties, qvevri wines

Tasting with 101+ wine producers from all over Italy and from Georgia and Slovenia


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | ROUND TABLE

Round Table: Italian Winemakers in Comparison


  • Elena Casadei – Le Anfore (Firenze, Tuscany)
  • Michele Bean – Roi Clar (Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
  • Errico Giovannini – Ottomani (Siena, Tuscany)
  • Francesco Mondini – Etruscanywine (Arezzo, Tuscany)
  • Robin Baum – Winemakersclub Italia (Siena, Tuscany)
  • Josef Reiterer – Arunda (Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige)

Moderated by: Andrea Radic, television host and journalist Francesca Granelli, author at "I Gradi Vini"


This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse perspectives, experiences, and approaches of talented Italian winemakers. Discover the challenges and opportunities in the Italian wine sector and deepen your knowledge of the latest techniques and trends.


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | MASTERCLASS

Masterclass Roero Bric Castelvej - Unique Territory: Langhe White – Langhe Red

Moderated by: Cristian Gallino


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | ROUND TABLE

Round Table Georgian Wines – The Origin of Viticulture


  • Marbano
  • Kardanakhi 1888
  • Two Sommeliers
  • Gvinia
  • Kapistoni

With the participation of Carlo Catani, Recovery Times – AN so miga FORA, and Massimo Palmieri, Tenuta San Marcello, as an expression of the Georgian method in Italy.

Moderated by: Helmuth Köcher


Discover the millennia-old secrets of this fascinating wine region, from ancestral winemaking techniques to the variety of indigenous grape varieties. Share experiences and knowledge with industry experts and wine enthusiasts while tasting some of the best labels from the land of Georgia.


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | MASTERCLASS

Masterclass on White Wines in Amphora: The Art of Amphora: Sensation and Evolution of White Wine in Terracotta

Tasting of 6 white wines, expressions of naturality


  • Feudo Antico (Abruzzo)
  • Luca Leggero (Piedmont)
  • Petrognano (Tuscany)
  • Le Anfore (Tuscany)
  • Vigna San Lorenzo (Emilia-Romagna)
  • Tenuta San Marcello (Marche)

Moderated by: Andrea Radic, television host and journalist, Simona Geri, taster, commissioner of national and international juries

Explore 'The Art of Amphora,' discovering the unique sensations and evolution of white wine in terracotta. Through the tasting of six white wines, an authentic expression of naturality and purity, we will guide you on an unparalleled sensory journey. Discover how amphora aging can enhance the complexity and freshness of white wines, offering unforgettable tasting experiences.


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | ROUND TABLE

Round Table Amphora Producers


  • Michele Bean – Sirio, Ponticelli (Perugia, Umbria)
  • Massimo Carbone – Winejars, Impruneta (Siena, Tuscany)
  • Luca Risso, Clayver, Vado Ligure (Savona, Liguria)
  • Federico Manetti - Manetti e Gusumano, Impruneta (Siena, Tuscany)

Moderated by: Helmuth Köcher

The secrets of amphora production, from the selection of raw materials to artisanal craftsmanship. Hear the stories behind these ancient winemaking techniques and discover how amphorae are experiencing a renaissance in the contemporary wine world. Join the discussion with the producers themselves and immerse yourself in the charm of amphorae as unique containers for wine fermentation and aging.


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | MASTERCLASS

Masterclass on Underwater Wines: Underwater Wine: Exploring the Depths of Wine Maturation


  • Paololeo (Puglia)
  • Cantina di Venosa (Basilicata)
  • Tenuta del Paguro (Emilia-Romagna)
  • AGER Asprinio (Campania)
  • Jamin (Liguria)
  • Vallecamonica (Lombardy)

Moderated by: Andrea Radic television host and journalist

In this masterclass, we will take you on a journey to explore the depths of wine maturation, examining the aging and refining process under the sea. Discover how the underwater environment can influence the character and complexity of wine, creating a unique and exciting tasting experience. Join us for an unforgettable tasting of underwater wines, and be captivated by the hidden wonders of submerged wine treasures.

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