The 6th Annual International Wine Tourism Conference will be held in the beautiful city of Tbilisi, Georgia 29-30 March 2014.
Three days with over 30 talks, presentations, panel discussions and workshops combined with opportunities to taste world class wines makes this an experience not to be missed.

Conference News

IWINETC 2014 winds up with a visit to Tbilisi. Madloba Georgia!

IWINETC 2014  officially came to a close on 2 April 2014 after eight busy days of business, insights, touring, networking and a buzzing 2 day conference & exhibition. With many delegates back in Tbilisi it was appropriate to tour Georgia’s capital and discover some of it’s highlights. Bodbe Monastery Complex … Continue reading

IWINETC 2014 Farewell at Signaghi and Pheasant’s Tears Winery

The 6th International Wine Tourism Conference is not only about the 2 day programme of education, business and networking but also about discovering the grape escape destinations of the host region or country. Our final official event was a trip up the a corkscrew road to Signaghi, a charming village … Continue reading

Discovering the Kakheti Wine Region after #IWINETC

The 2 day International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC)  in Tbilisi saw wine and culinary tourism professionals meet for the best education, the best business and the best networking event for the industry. After welcoming the 2015 host in with a glass of Champagne, media, tour operators and delegates departed Tbilisi … Continue reading

Sarajishvili Brandy Made in Georgia.

Sarajishvili was founded in 1884 by David Sarajishvili, who had studied Philosophy in Germany. At that time, even though Georgia was part of Russia, he wanted to develop the Georgian economy. While his specialty had been wine and cheese, he was influenced by all the spirits he had seen in … Continue reading

Authentic Terroir

Speakers, John Wurdeman & Ia Tabagari expose the concept of the authenticity as a strategic platform for the development and visibility of the wine regions and wine tourism in the penultimate talk at the 6th International Wine Tourism Conference 2014 held in Georgia. Unique spirit and authentic terroir represent cuisine, wine … Continue reading

#IWINETC Sees World’s First and Most Comprehensive Qvevri Museum

The Georgian Kakheti Wine Trails offer many surprises.  Each winery has its own wine customs.  Twins Wine Cellars is a sort of living museum of Georgian wine history and qvevri production.  From their family’s pre-soviet prosperity to Russian domination poverty and imprisonment, they provide a snapshot of how blessing comes … Continue reading

Amber wines & Georgian cuisine. Match that!

We’ve been in Georgia for the International Wine Tourism Conference 2014 and every meal we’ve sat down to has been a feast. Restaurant Kopala is no different, serving a succession of traditional dishes from East and West Georgia. Every time we think that the meal has come to a end … Continue reading

2014 IWINETC Ends with Announcement of 2015 IWINETC Location: Champagne!

IWINETC Day 2 Conference round up Wine Tourism in British Columbia: Small Wine Region-Big Visitor Impact Erin Korpisto, Okanagan College/BC Wine Info Centre and Allison M. Markin, All She Wrote Consulting shared the story of the wines of the Okanagan Valley and how it was impacted by social media.  People … Continue reading