ProWein will return as an in-person event to the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2020.
“We are getting very positive feedback from both our exhibitors and visitors around the globe,” says Bastian Mingers, Project Director of ProWein. “After the two-year pandemic related break the sector is longing for personal encounters, networking, tasting and – of course ordering.”
ProWein 2022 will again showcase wine and spirits ranges with a worldwide diversity. International market leaders will be represented as well as importers and exporters, commercial agencies, vintners and the regional growing regions from the big wine nations.
To ensure compliance with the required COVID related distancing rules, ProWein will be extended to 13 exhibition halls. With about 5,500 expected exhibitors, the clear hall segmentation by country and region will remain. Italy will be in Halls 15 to 17, with all Italian regions represented, including the largest joint participations from Veneto, the Piemonte and Tuscany regions. In addition to Italy’s best-selling companies such as Zonin, Botter Vini and Fratelli Martini the event will also feature many other producers such as Castello di Ama from Tuscany, Elena Walch from South Tyrol and Elio Altare from the Piemonte.
Halls 9 to 11 will be home to the French wine sector. All growing regions will participate as well as names like Castel Frère, Albert Bichot, Bernard Magrez, Dourthe, Paul Mas and Gérard Bertrand. The French lineup will be rounded off by the Champagne Lounge with some 200 producers providing an overview of Champagnes from the Champagne region.
In Halls 1, 4 and 5 all relevant German growing regions will pour. Approximately 800 exhibitors from Germany are expected to take part, including Dreissigacker, Schneider, Hensel, Weil Herres Layat, Schlumberger and Weinkontor Freund. This is also where the organic segment can be found, featuring international organic associations such as Ecovin, Bioland, Demeter and Biodyvin and individual exhibitors like the wine-growing estate Can Axartell.
Overall, 45 vintners from Europe including Italy, Greece, France and Spain have registered for the show “Organic World.”
Wine nation Austria will have its home in Hall 5, Portugal in Hall 13 and Spain in Halls 13 and 14. Hall 12 will be reserved entirely for producers from overseas including the Wine Institute of California, Wines of Chile and Wines of Argentina. In Hall 11 the focus will be on spirits.
As in previous years, Hall 7 with the trend show “same but different” will invite trade visitors to explore new craft drinks. About 120 exhibitors will take part and showcase ranges from gin and mezcal to whisky and rum.
Starting mi-December, the online ticket shop will open at prowein.com for trade visitors to register and buy tickets (Euro 50 for a 1-day pass). Tickets can only be purchased online with proof of trade credentials – no on-site ticket sales. The website will also have the current exhibitor and products listing. Show hours are from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily.