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Mar 08 2019

Wines from Spain at ProWein 2019

ICEX/Wines from Spain invites you to learn about wines from 237 exhibitors, while also offering an ample program of high-level, extremely diverse guided wine tastings.


Spanish Wine Tastings at ProWein 2019

 On the 25th anniversary of the ProWein Fair, which will take place from March 17–19, 2019, in the German city of Düsseldorf, ICEX/Wines from Spain will present the wines from a record-breaking number of Spanish wineries — 237 to be exact — located throughout nearly all of Spain’s denominations of origin.

Likewise, ICEX/Wines from Spain will have the honor of offering this fair’s professional visitors a multifaceted program of eight high-level, guided wine tastings in collaboration with the wine regions’ Regulatory Boards and emblematic companies.

The program will kick off on Sunday with a tasting of Premium Cavas — whites and rosados — which will compare Gran Reserva cavas with long-aging times with Qualified Single Estate Cava, each a unique cava from a specific vineyard.

On Monday afternoon, the topic will be the excellence of Cava as a “soloist.” Although the majority of cavas are a blend of different grape varieties, there are also single-variety cavas that might be made from either native or international grape varieties like Xarel.lo, Macabeo, or Chardonnay. The curtains open on show-stopping cavas!

Sunday, 3/17/2019. 11 am.  Speaker: David Schwarzwälder

Monday, 3/18/2019.  2 pm. Speaker: Yvonne Heistermann

On Sunday afternoon, we’ll let ourselves get carried away by the world of Sherry wines, guided by sommelier Yvonne Heistermann, a Sherry Educator and expert on the wines of Jerez. She will be talking about the premium revolution of these wonderful and classic wines from Andalusia.

Sunday, 3/17/2019. 2 pm. Speaker: Yvonne Heistermann

The day ends with a tasting of wines made from the native Monastrell grape variety in the Mediterranean region PDO Yecla. Its old vines — some more than 100 years old — are planted as high as 900 meters, giving rise to single-variety wines with wonderful expression and authenticity.

Sunday, 3/17/2019. 4 pm. Speaker: David Schwarzwälder

Mauricio González Gordon, the President of Grupo González Byass, is inviting visitors to take a stroll through Spain’s wine regions. Known throughout the world for its brand Tío Pepe, the group represents the diversity of Spanish wines par excellence, with wineries in seven different Spanish Denominations of Origin. Join us on this marvelous journey...

Monday, 3/18/2019. 9:30 am. Speaker: Mauricio González Gordon

 Spanish Wine Tastings at ProWein 2019


One of the most interesting varieties in Spain is, without a doubt, Garnacha. David Schwarzwälder delves into the treasure of Garnachas from Aragón, the ancient kingdom in northeastern Spain where this local grape variety is grown along the banks of the Ebro River.

Monday, 3/18/2019. 11:00 am. Speaker: David Schwarzwälder

If you haven’t met Spain’s first female Master of Wine, you will have the chance to get to know her on Monday during the tasting for Grupo Bodegas Palacio 1894. The group’s technical director Almudena Alberca MW, is responsible for the wines made by Bodegas Viña Mayor in Denominations of Origin Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Toro, Valdeorras and Rías Baixas.

Monday, 3/18/2019. 12:30 pm. Speaker: Almudena Alberca, MW

Are you in the mood for a tour of wine bars in the Spanish capital? David Schwarzwälder invites you to learn about the wines of DO Vinos de Madrid. He uses eight wines to demonstrate the great potential found in the native soils of the region’s three sub-zones (Arganda, Navalcarnero and San Martín de Valdeiglesias), which extend across the southern reaches of the Community of Madrid, from the plains to the central mountains.

Monday, 3/18/2019. 4:00 pm. Speaker: David Schwarzwälder

The following program lists the guided tastings and times. Please click on the link below to reserve one of the limited spaces for these events:


Text: Sonja Overhage-Mrosk/©ICEX

Photos: @ICEX, ProWein


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