25 June 2016

RO-Wine, the outcome of the first edition


RO-Wine is the most important wine festival of Romania: The first edition took place on 21st and 22nd May at Fratelli Studios, and brought together over 60 wine producers from Romania, Italy, France, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and Moldavia, with a selection of high-quality wines.


During this two-day event, visitors had the chance to taste almost 300 wine labels.

The Ro-Wine | Romanian Wine Festival came about from the desire to make consumers familiar with the best wines, and after tasting, visitors were asked to vote the wine they liked best.


The weekend ended with the award ceremony, during which the tasting committee bestowed gold, silver and bronze medals of RO-Wine.

The final results can be seen on the website of the festival (http://www.romaniawinefestival.com/).


But which wines were most voted by the consumers?

Gattavecchi, Riserva dei Padri Serviti Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2012 won the 3rd prize; Scriani, the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2011 came second, while the winner was the Merlot 2007 Cantina Elite Wine, from Romania.


The producers who participated at the festival were selected on an extremely rigorous, invitation-only basis.

Each producer could present a maximum of 5 labels, thus underlining the quality standards.


“This first edition of the festival demonstrates that we are on the right path towards the promotion of Romanian wines. The large number of Romanian and international producers who accepted our invitation and the interest shown by the visitors with regard to the request for precise information prove that we have made an important initial step towards a product that has been in third place in Europe for the last 20 years”, according to Marinela Ardelean, the president of RO-Wine|The Wine Festival of Romania.

The partners of the Romanian Wine Festival were: Selgros Romania, Banca Transilvania, AQUA Carpatica Tiriac Auto, and Sobranie.


The organizers of RO-Wine|The Wine Festival of Romania are Marinela Ardelean, Liviu Popescu and Mihai Popescu.


Marinela Ardelean is a specialist in branding and business development of the food and wine industry and a professional wine taster in international wine competitions.

Marinela is the uthor of the bilingual volume on Romanian wines, that has won a multitude of (international) awards – “50 Vini di Romania incontranno 50 piatti italiani d’eccellenza” (50 Romanian wines paired with 50 Italian dishes), and also of “The Wine Book of Romania “, the first bilingual guide that includes descriptions and a classification of the best wines of Romania and Republic of Moldavia.

Liviu Popescu with 20 years of experience in the hotel industry and Mihai Popescu recognized for over 10 years as a developer of the most prestigious HoReCa projects, are owners of the Fratelli Group in Romania.

Together with RO-Wine | The Romanian Wine Festival, they confirm the confidence of both the managers and the quality of wine produced in Romania, guaranteeing the quality of this event.

Next RoWine event will be in Mamaia (Romania), at Fratelli Beach&Club, on July, 16.