What is Oenorama?
Simply the greatest Greek wine event of the year, a wine exhibition with wineries from all over Greece, whose owners and oenologists attend in person to present their wines and meet their valued customers. All of Greece’s star wineries are present at Oenorama. Although Greek wines predominate, Oenorama also hosts wines from other countries, usually through their importers. Oenorama caters to anyone who loves wine and knows how to consume it responsibly.
Who organises Oenorama?
Oenorama is organised by Vinetum, a wine communication company. Other events organised by Vinetum focus on sparkling wines (Bubbles & Foam), on rosé wines (Drink Pink), on wines from Central Greece (Oenokentrika), on the wines of the Aegean Islands, on Fine Red Wines, on Greek craft beers (Zythognosia-Athens Craft Beer Expo) and on Greek Spirits. Vinetum also organize Greece’s only international extra virgin olive oil competition, Athena.
Why should I visit Oenorama?
Because, simply, there is no other show anywhere in the world with so many Greek wines present at the same time. Whether you are a seasoned trader in Greek wines or looking to discover Greek wine and taste the so-called “Greek Wine Renaissance”, Oenorama is the fair for you.
Who will I see and what will I taste?
There are about 250 Greek and international wineries taking part in Oenorama and the show is sold-out. At each stand you can taste whatever wine draws your attention, then discuss it with the producer, oenologist or other colleagues of the winemaker. The exhibition catalogue details all wines present at the show (in both Greek and English), i.e. more than 1,800 labels. Obviously, it is impossible to taste every single one. We suggest you prepare your visit by exploring our web site, especially the dynamic search engine of all wines and exhibitors.
What do I need to know that will help me taste better inside the exhibition?
Whether one is a proficient wine taster or not, there are certain principles of good conduct that one should know and adhere to when visiting a show like Oenorama. The large number of visitors (about 10,000 people during the three days) means that we must all show respect to both the winemaker/exhibitor serving us and the person standing next to us.
I am a consumer but would definitely like to try the wines of The Tasting Gallery. Can I access that area which is reserved for the wine trade?
The Tasting Gallery was introduced in the 2004 Oenorama to allow professionals to taste the best wines of the exhibition in quiet surroundings. There are about 250 wines, selected by the exhibitors, as the most expressive of their geographical area. Each wine is accompanied by analytical information, and visitors serve themselves. You can taste the wines of the Tasting Gallery by buying an extra ticket for 5€ at the entrance of the exhibition. This will allow you to enter the area only once.