The Wine Tourism Conference, Workshop & Fam Trip brings together European wine experience providers and carefully screened, high-quality tour operators and travel agents at a unique event devoted to achieving results and growing international wine tourism in Europe and usually over a glass of fine wine or two! The Wine Tourism Workshop takes place in a private environment perfect for pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings between wine experience providers (wineries, hotels, restaurants, cultural venues and so on) and travel professionals selected for their quality and credentials. In addition to targeted appointments, lunches, refreshment breaks and evening activities and receptions offer further valuable networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.
Tour Operators and Travel Agents will use the Workshop to easily source new European wine experience programmes and providers for their portfolios, and to strengthen established business relationships – at one event in one location. They will appreciate how the Workshop will cut down the amount of time and travel required to manage their business relationships.Wine Pleasures Workshops are renowned for their organisation and sophistication – and most importantly, for the quality of provider / agent relationships they facilitate.
The Croatia Workshop and Fam Trip promises to be every bit as exciting as previous Fam Trips. We have a number of novel attractions to entice but the main one to note is that there will be 15 sponsored places for agents to attend the workshop and Fam Trip – 5 days/4nights.
The pre-requisite for accreditation is as follows:
- Agents must actively promote and run wine and/or culinary tourism. Agents looking to add wine tourism to thier portfolio are also eligible. Wine Importers who organise winery visits are alos eligible.
Registration Fees and What’s Included
There is a Registration fee of 125 Euros and this will entitle you to the following without cost:
- 4 nights accommodation
- Meals for the duration of the trip
- Free WIFI access to blog, tweet and so on (you should bring your own laptop)
- Access to the Wine Tourism Workshop
- 3 day Post Conference Tour as per programme.
To apply for a place you should complete the Agent Registration Form and wait for confirmation of your place.
Arrival Zagreb and make own way to IWINETC venue – Hotel Regent Esplanade 5*
15.00 Welcome & Programme Presentation
15.30 Conference Programme
17.30 Wines from the Balkans Grand Tasting led by Caroline Gilby Master of Wine
19.00 Free time
20.00 Dinner and wine matching
22.30 Accommodation in the Hotel Regent Esplanade
Day 2 Saturday 16 March – Wine Tourism Workshop – Conference – Friuli Venezia
09.00 – 13.00 One to one meeting with wine tourism experience providers
13.30 Lunch in the Regent Esplanade
15.00 Conference Programme
16.00 Closing Plenary talk and announcement of 2014 Conference venue
17.00 Transfer to the Collio Wine Region (Friuli Venezia Giulia) of Italy
20.00 Dinner in La Subida Restaurant, Cormòns (Friuli)
22.00 Transfer to Piavon di Oderzo (Veneto)
23.00 Accommodation in Agritourism Rechsteiner
Day 3 Sunday 17 March Piave – Prosecco – Lison
Visit to Portogruaro – Concordia Sagittaria
11,30-14,30 Visit of “Le Carline” Winery Pramaggiore (VE), wine tasting and lunch
15.00-17.00 Visit of “Le Tessère” Winery Noventa di Piave (VE)
Late afternoon Visit of the Rechsteiner Winery and Farm Holidays
20:00 Dinner in Farm Holidays with local food and wine tasting
Accommodation Rechsteiner Farm Holidays
Day 4 Monday 18 March Venice to Padua – Colli Euganei
10.00 Transfer to Padua and visit of the center of the city (Cappella Scrovegni Giotto…)
11,30 Visit “Az. Agr. Salvan” Winery Due Carrare (PD), wine tasting and lunch
14.00 Visit of “Museo della Navigazione” (shipping museum) (Battaglia T (PD)
17.00 Visit of “Ca’ Lustra” Winery Cinto Euganeo (PD)
19.00 Check in at the “Resort ai Colli” Galzignano Terme (PD)
20:00 Dinner at “Trattoria al Sasso” Teolo (PD) with local food and wines tasting (Colli Euganei)
Accommodation at the Resort ai Colli
Day 5 Tuesday 19 March – Departure day
Morning transfer to Treviso and Venice Airports
Italy’s Veneto Region is fascinating to visit. Packed tight with vineyards, gorgeous cities and hamlets, and some stunning natural scenery. The area is the perfect destination for wine lovers and gourmets as the region is romantic, picturesque and some fabulous wines are produced here. The Veneto is a huge area that stretches from Lake Garda in the west, Venice and the Adriatic Sea to the east and the ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the far north. There are seven provinces in greater Veneto – Belluno, Treviso, Venezia, Verona, Vicenza, Padova, and Rovigo.
The Veneto Fam Trip will show us a range of varied wine styles with cultural visits to piccola Roma Verona and smaller towns such as Valdiabbiodene.