Wine – The Official Selection

Wine – The Official Selection is the result of a year-long process of tasting and assessment.

The Italian and international wines were selected by The WineHunter tasting panels and were rewarded with of one of the prestigious The WineHunter Award ROSSO, Gold or Platinum.

Click here to take a look at the exhibitors of Wine Italia.

Novelties of 2019

Leonardo da Vinci

“If you follow my teachings, you will drink an excellent wine!”
Merano WineFestival is a moment of shared stories, results of a union that often combines past and future. In this context, The WineHunter designed a tribute to celebrate the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and the five hundred years since his disappearing. The figure of Leonardo da Vinci well embodies the motto of The WineHunter “Excellence is an attitude”. Da Vinci, as an absolute forerunner, dedicated himself already in 1500 to topics such as oenology and the search for excellence in wine. The patron of the festival Helmuth Köcher dedicates a special area within the heart of the event, the stage of the Kursaal.

Vino in Anfora WineHunter Area
Taste a real peculiarity on the stage of the Kursaal: wines aged in amphora!


New Entries
Monday of the Festival is dedicated to the New Entries: those wines which thanks to special quality and peculiarity stood out during the tastings and have never before been selected for the Merano WineFestival. You find these labels in the Pavillon des Fleurs.

Old Vintage Collections
On Monday, 11th November, you can taste an old vintage from the wine cellar at the tasting tables of the companies.
For this special occasion, bottles are tasted with a maturity of at least ten years to understand the history and longevity of the products.

Vino in Vulcano WineHunter Area
Vino in Vulcano is dedicated to wines of great quality that are the result of an extreme viticulture and express the intense energy of the volcano!

WineHunter Area
The wine bar of the Merano WineFestival is situated in the central Rotunde of the Kurhaus. Here you find a selection of wines, which were rewarded with The WineHunter Award. Under the support of professional sommeliers, the visitors can taste the huge variety of high quality wines selected by The WineHunter.

Wine International
In this area you find all the international protagonists. Your opportunity to discover and taste wine from all over the world.

Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux
Historical Châteaux offer the possibility to taste their noblest products. A terroir which reflects the history of wine. A culture that was passed on throughout the decades.