Barcelona Wine Week beats its own record and will bring together 800 wineries and 70 quality seals

More wineries and quality seals, more business opportunities and today’s leading experts will feature in Barcelona Wine Week 2023.

Barcelona Wine Week (BWW), which will be held from 6 to 8 February at the Montjuic venue of Fira de Barcelona, consolidates its position as the flagship event in the industry for domestic and international purchasers of Spanish quality wine with record figures this edition: 828 exhibiting wineries, 70 prestigious seals represented and the presence of big names such as Protos, Matarromera, Rioja Vega, Pago de los Capellanes, Juvé & Camps, Recaredo and Freixenet.

In addition, there will also be hundreds of small and medium-sized wineries grouped into more than 70 Designations of Origin (D.Os), such as Cava, Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Priorat, Bierzo, Madrid, Valencia, Jumilla, Costers del Segre, Navarra and Valdeorras.

Javier Pagés, the show’s chairman and President of the Cava D.O., emphasised that “BWW will be the first big fair event of the year for the industry and aims to give visibility to the great wealth of terroirs this country has, analyse the future challenges of the winemaking industry and offer business opportunities both in the domestic and international markets.”

A total of more than 8,000 business meetings among the fair’s exhibitors and professional buyers are expected to take place. Spain ranks third in the world’s wine producers (with 40.5 million hectolitres in 2022), is the number one exporter in terms of volume and the third in terms of value (over €2.9 billion exported in 2021).

The number of exhibiting wineries will increase by 27% and D.O.s represented will increase from 60 to 70 The show will bring together major wine importers from countries such as the USA, Germany, the UK, Brazil, Japan and China.

Experts and producers such as Tim Atkin, Luis Gutiérrez, Norrel Robertson and Álvaro Palacios will be among the featured speakers able to participate in more than fifty tastings and talks given by almost 90 experts, sommeliers and producers.

Keynote sessions will bring together Masters of Wine (the highest distinction for wine knowledge) who produce their own wines, such as Norrel Robertson, who since 2003 has produced his wines in Calatayud; Fernando Mora, with vineyards in several locations in Aragon; and Andreas Kubach, director of Península Vinicultores, with vineyards in La Rioja Alavesa, among other locations.

Fifteen winery owners who cultivate their vines in unique soils will feature in sessions such as ‘The wise men of the terroir’, which will bring together three visionaries: René Barbier (Priorat) César Saldaña, (Jerez) and Felipe Blanco (Canary Islands).


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