Press releases


Numbers & Highlights MWF 2018

Record-breaking 27th Merano WineFestival. Numbers and highlights of the most glamorous food & wine event in the world. Next edition 8-12 November 2019.


The WineHunter Award Platinum

This year’s winners of the WineHunter Platinum Award were announced at the 27th Edition of the Merano WineFestival. The award ceremony for the wines took place Friday night on the stage of the Kurhaus, while the ceremony for Culinaria and Aquavitae was held Saturday night at the splendid vigilius mountain resort.


The Circle

During Merano WineFestival, parallel “Fuorisalone” events will be run by The Circle – People, Lands, Experiences. An area where it will be possible to share and learn the history of lands and products, enjoying tasting sessions and relaxing breaks.


Catwalk Champagne

A Champagne parade will be the final toast of the 27th edition of the Merano WineFestival


Emergente Sala

The 27th edition of the Merano WineFestival hosts the Emergente Sala award and celebrates “under-30” professionals in the hospitality sector


Spirits Experience

The world of mixology at the 27th edition of the Merano WineFestival: from November 9th to 12th, a Spirits Experience all to be tried


Preview MWF Rome

National preview of the Merano WineFestival on 13 and 14 October in Rome


Preview MWF Hippodrome Merano

On 29 and 30 September a preview of the Merano WineFestival at the Merano Hippodrome


Gourmet Arena

Not just wine… The Gourmet Arena, representing the culinary side of the Merano WineFestival


News of the 27th edition of the Merano WineFestival

There are new attractions to enjoy at the 27th edition of the Merano WineFestival: The Circle, Spirits Experience, a round table discussion on the “Future of Wine”, and a day dedicated to the tasting of old vintages.


Ticket and Accreditation

The ticket race for the 27th edition of Merano WineFestival begins.


The WineHunter Award: Online Guide

The prestigious guide to the best Italian enogastronomical products is online now


Key figures and highlights from the 26th Merano WineFestivals.

Next program 9-13th November 2018. The Wine Hunter Helmuth Köcher once again on the look out for the best wine and food products.


The WineHunter Award Platinum

The list of The WineHunter Award Platinum winners


Highlights from the fourth day of the Meran WineFestival.

Luis Haller is the winner of the 2017 Godio Prize. Virtual Reality as a “Virtual Reality Sanctissimus”.


The Palazzi IGT 2015 vintage of the Tenuta di Trinoro was voted the best wine at the Merano WineFestival

Thus, this red wine has first place amongst the 25 Platinum wines selected by The Wine Hunter Helmuth Köcher.


26th Merano WineFestival: all the Platinum award winners

After a year of evaluating more than 4,000 food products and wines, as well as the selection of 2,000 wines for the guide “The WineHunter Award”, Festival President and WineHunter Helmuth Köcher is pleased to announce the winners of the Plantinum Award, the highest honour of the Merano WineFestival.


Istria is in focus at the 26th Merano WineFestival

From 11 to 13th November, the Merano WineFestival 2017 will focus on the Istrian peninsula and present, in the selection Focus Istria, those food products and wines from the emerging region, which festival president Helmuth Köcher has personally selected.


Cooking Farm: Tradition versus Innovation at the 26th. Merano WineFestival

The Cooking Farm of the Merano WineFestival takes place over four days (10-13 November) at the Meraner Sandplatz. In addition to cooking demonstations, the presentation of special food products and exciting cooking themed talkshows, there will also be a specially themed lecture by Sternekoch Norbert Niederkofler.


Wine and Solidarity Charity at the Wine Masterclasses of the 26th Merano WineFestivals

Seminars themed around wine, its cultivation areas and history together with tastings that are open to visitors and all for a charitable purpose – these are the Charity Masterclasses of the Merano WineFestival.


The wines of the future at Naturae & Purae – Symposium with experts from the wine world on 9th November in the run-up to the 26th Merano WineFestival.

gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano, renowned guests from the world of wine are invited to discuss the future and new trends in the world of wine. The focus of the discussion will be the latest developments in the area of natural and organic wines, as well as sustainability and research. Participants at the symposium, in advance of the 26th Merano Wine Festival, are: Attilio Scienza, Luca D’Attoma, Franz Josef Loacker, Werner Morandell, Angiolino Maule, Carlo Nesler.


Intervista a Helmuth Köcher

Intervista a Helmuth Köcher, WineHunter e patron di Merano WineFestival


Merano WineFestival, la “riserva di caccia” al miglior vino e prodotto gastronomico del Wine Hunter Helmuth Köcher.

Torna Merano WineFestival, esclusiva kermesse che dal 10 al 14 novembre presenta eccellenze food&wine nazionali e internazionali. La 26^ edizione celebra la preziosa riserva di caccia che il patron Helmut Köcher, WineHunter per vocazione, condivide ogni anno con i visitatori. Quest’anno anche via web con la pubblicazione della guida online The WineHunter Award.


Online la guida The WineHunter Award

Quest’anno la guida alle eccellenze enogastronomiche del Paese selezionate dall’instancabile “cacciatore di qualità food&wine” Helmuth Köcher, patron del Merano WineFestival, è per la prima volta consultabile gratuitamente su internet.


Anteprima MeranoWineFestival il 23-24 settembre all’Ippodoromo di Merano

Ippica ed enogastronomia si incontrano al 78° Gran Premio Merano Alto Adige. Accade questo weekend nello spazio curato da Helmuth Köcher all’Ippodromo di Merano, dove sarà offerto in degustazione e in anteprima un assaggio dei migliori prodotti Food&Wine selezionati dalle commissioni WineHunter e presenti al Merano WineFestival (10-14 novembre).