The 6th edition of the cross-border wine festival will feature about 250 naturale wines and their 70 winemakers coming from Italy, Austria, Slovenia and France. Friuli Venezia Giulia won't be the only Italian region in attendance: also producers from Veneto, Marche, Tuscany, Piedmont, Lazio, Lumbardy, Alto Adige, Abruzzo, Liguria, Emilia Romagna, Campania, Sicily will be showcasing their wines.
Wine tastings will be, of course, the very attraction of the festival with many side events to support them. As BorderWine has always been striving, since its inception in 2016, to highlight local food producers and excellence along with wine (for instance by featuring, in the past, renowned chefs like Ana Roš from “Hiša Franko” and Antonia Klugmann from “L'Argine a Vencò”), even this time organizers managed to offer visitors and wine lovers some BorderFood experiences. Sunday's special guest will be “AB Osteria Contemporanea”, a restaurant based in Lavariano (UD), selected by the 2022 Michelin Guide as one of the brand new hotspots not to be missed.
Plus, music and events such as BorderPhotography: photographer Andrea Moretti will showcase 300 of his works for his exhibition “VISIONI (al margine del caos)” – “Visions (on the brink of chaos)” and visitors will be allowed to bring home the picture they like most. And let's not forget the stunning location: Villa Manin is an astonishing 17th century complex surrounded by an equally marvellous park, to be enjoyed along with the exquisite natural wines of BorderWine Festival.
The BorderWine Association was founded back in 2014, prompted by a strong passion for handcrafted wine and for Friuli Venezia Giulia, a land naturally defined also by its borders. That's why the project brings together its neighbours, Austria and Slovenia, while at the same time promoting a more environmental-friendly and sustainable winemaking which takes into consideration a deep respect for nature and people. According to BorderWine, natural wines' production is a way to look forward to the future of oenology and agriculture, against an incessant, massive production.
The wine festival was launched in 2016 and it also promotes a “slow” tourism, a more sustainable wine tourism that gives prominence to the Friulian territory and its multiple, extraordinary resources, both natural and productive.
Borderwine Festival is supported by Friuli Venezia Giulia regional government, Promoturismo FVG, ERPAC, Camera di Commercio di Pordenone e Udine, Civibank, Gustait, Slowfood FVG, Associazione culturale Arsura, Associazione ReValpo, Biodynamic farmers of Italy, Natura delle Cose, Associazione Alberghi “Chiavi in Mano” di Udine, Associazione RicercArti, ASD E4RUN.