Vranec World Day aims to permanently establish and strengthen

the position of wines from all over the region, through promotion of the most important regional indigenous variety VRANAC/VRANEC.

The goal of this event is to highlight the importance of the local varieties, to support

the efforts of local wineries in preserving it’s wine identity and to enhance customer awareness

about wines from Macedonia and the Balkans.

Vranec World Day will also increase recognition of Macedonia and Balkan as a region  on the international level.

Event program

Grand opening - Diamond Ballroom

  • Mr. Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of Republic of North Macedonia
  • Mr. Trajan Dimkovski, Minister of Agriculture of Republic of North Macedonia
  • H.E. Mrs. Sybille Suter Tejada, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to the Republic of North Macedonia
  • Mr. Svetozar Janevski, President of the Association Wines of Macedonia

Potentials of Vranec variety –scientific point of view- Diamond Ballroom

  • Klime Beleski PhD, Institute of Agriculture Skopje - Results of studies of the potential of the Vranec variety in Macedonia
  • Klemen Lisjak, PhD, Agricultural Institute of Slovenia- Characterization of Vranec terroir from Tikveš winegrowing region (influence of vineyard location on polyphenol content)

Open panel discussion - “Potential of the Vranec as a wine variety to build brand equity for the Balkan Wine region” - Diamond Ballroom

  • Mrs. Elena Mladenovska Jelenkovic, Executive Director of Wines of Macedonia - Panel moderator
  • Mr. Peter McCombie, Master of Wine - Panellist
  • Mr. Paul Robert Bloom, Schermer - distiller & wine importer company - importer of Vranec bottled wines from 1987 - Panellist
  • Mr. Thomas Brandl, Stuttgart based journalist and PR expert with global experience - Panellist
  • Mr. Goran Damovski, Private Sector Development Lead - Increasing Market Employability (IME) Project

Vranec saloon opening – cocktail in lobby in front of Platinum 1

Vranec saloon – wine tasting event open for visitors - Platinum 1

Check out the exhibitors here.

The price of ticket is MKD 400 and can be bought at the entrance of the event or online at MK. Tickets at this link

RIEDEL workshop, Stefano Canello, V.P. of Sales RIEDEL Group - Platinum 2

Masterclass – “Vranec wines from the Balkan region”, Darrel Joseph, Wine journalist, judge and expert for SEE wine countries - Gold room

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Masterclass – “Award winning wines vith Vranec”, Caroline Gilby Master of Wine - Platinum 2

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