Vranec World Day | 5th October


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 the recognition of Macedonia and the Balkan as a region on international level.

VRANAC/VRANEC WORLD DAY 2021 (VWD) AGENDA

30 September - 5 October 2021

North Macedonia – Kosovo - Montenegro

Schedule:

MKD September 29th

Arriving in Skopje between 15:00 - 00:00h

17:00 - 17:45 check in Best Western Hotel Skopje (all wine journalists will be picked up at the International Airport Skopje)

Free time


MKD September 30th

08:00 - 09:00 - Breakfast in the Hotel and check out

09:00 - 10:30 - Masterclass Tasting: Untamed temper of the South

10:30 - departure from the hotel for Winery visits (Veles and Tikvesh wine districts)

10:30 - 11:30 - Driving from Skopje to Veles

11:30 - 13:00 - Visiting Sopot Winery (vineyards, winery and tasting)

13:00 - 14:00 - Driving from Veles to Gradsko

14:00 - 16:30 - Visiting Stobi Winery (winery, tasting and lunch)

16:30 - 17:30 - Driving from Gradsko to v.Sopot Microlocation

17:30 - 19:00 - Visiting Popov Winery (vineyards, winery, tasting)

19:00 - 19:30 - Driving from Kavadarci to Negotino

19:30 - 21:00 - Visiting Bovin Winery (winery, tasting dinner)

21:00 - 21:30 - Driving from Negotino to Demir Kapija

21:30 - Check in Queen Maria Hotel in Demir Kapija

Rest in the hotel - free time


MKD October 1st

08:00 - 09:00 - Breakfast in the Hotel and check out

09:00 - Departure from the hotel for Winery visits

09:00 - 09:30 - Driving from Demir Kapija to Disan Microlocation

09:30 – 11:00 - Visiting Puklavec Family Wines (Winery, Tasting) - Group 1

09:30 – 11:00 - Visiting Venec Winery (Winery Tasting) - Group 2

11:30 - 12:00 - Driving to Kavadarci

12:00 - 14:30 - Visiting Tikves Winery (winery, tasting, lunch)

14:30 - 16:30 - Driving from Kavadarci to Skopje

16:30 - 18:30 - Visiting Chateau Kamnik Winery (vineyards, winery, tasting with finger food)

19:00 - 20:00 - Rest in hotel Best Western in Skopje

20:30 - 22:30 – Vranec World Day - Grand Vin - wine tasting event in Hotel Hilton Skopje (small exhibition for presentation of Macedonian wineries)

23:00 - rest in the hotel


KOS October 2nd

08:00 - 09:00 - Breakfast in the Hotel

09:00 - departure from the hotel for Kosovo

09:00 - 11:30 - Driving from Skopje to Orahovac wine region in Kosovo

11:30 - 13:30 - Visiting "Bodrumi i Vjeter" (Stariji Podrum) in Orahovac (vineyards, winery, tasting and lunch)

14:00 - 15:30 - Masterclass tasting: Kosovo Vranac wines

15:30 - 16:00 - Driving from Orahovac to Suva Reca

16:00 - 18:00 - Visiting “Suhareka Verari” (Winery Suvareka) in Suva Reca (winery, tasting and dinner)

18:00 - departure from Kosovo back to Skopje

18:30 - 21:00 - Driving to Skopje and back to Best Western Hotel

21:00 – free time


MKD October 3rd

08:00 - 09:00 - Breakfast in the Hotel and check out

09:00 – 11:00 – Driving from Skopje to Strumica – Radovish Wine District

11:00 – 13:30 – Visiting Dalvina Winery (vineyards, winery, tasting and lunch)

13:30 – 15:00 – Driving from Strumica to Lepovo Hills

15:00 – 16:30 – Visiting Domain Lepovo (winery, tasting with finger food)

16:30 Departure to Podgorica

16:30 – 00:00 – Driving from Macedonia to Montenegro (including stop over rest)

00:00 – Check in Hotel UNION Podgorica


MNE October 4th

08:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast in the Hotel

10:00 - Departure from the hotel for Winery visits

11:00 – 13:00 - Visiting Lipova Winery (vineyards, winery and tasting)

13:30 – 15:00 - Visiting Marković Winery (vineyards, winery and tasting)

15:30 – 19:00 - Visiting 13 Jul Plantaže Winery (vineyards, winery, tasting and lunch/dinner)

19:00 Back in Hotel UNION Podgorica

19:00 – free time


MNE October 5th - MAIN EVENT

08:00 - 09:30 - Breakfast in the Hotel

10:00 – 11:00 - Visiting Đukić Winery (vineyards, winery and tasting

11:30 - 12:30- Visiting Brajović Winery (vineyards, winery and tasting)

13:00 - Back to Hotel UNION for the broadcasting of Vranac/Vranec World Day

MAIN EVENT – Vranac/Vranec World Day online edition

14:00 - 14:15 - Short speeches Wines of Macedonia and Association of Montenegro

14:15 - 14:45 - Scientific presentation for Vranac variety, Dr. Svetozar Savic

14:45 - 15:15 - Panel discussion - the importance of Vranac/Vranec variety for the Balkan region/joint promotion (Managing and Commercial Directors of Plantaze, Tikves)

15:15 - 15:30 - Closing remarks and Vranac/Vranec Ambassador announcement

16:00 - 18:00 - Lunch

18:00 - Free time

20:00 - Dinner


MNE October 6th

Check out and departure from Podgorica International Airport to home country