22 September

Wines of the Balkans: Ancient Native Varieties and Ancestral Traditions


The Balkans remain one of the few parts of Europe still undiscovered by wine enthusiasts, still able to offer surprises.

For most Europeans, the Balkans remain a little-known region, mysterious and exotic, associated with the fiery rhythms of Goran Bregovic’s music or the surrealist images of Emir Kustarica’s films. Few know that the Balkans boast Europe’s most ancient enological history: The Thracians were considered the most skilled wine-growers of all antiquity and were the first to honor a god of wine, later adopted by the Greeks and then the Romans. Together we’ll discover what’s left of this important legacy, tasting wines made from some ancient local varieties: Keratsuda, Mavrud, Shiroka Melnishka, Prokupac, Žilavka, Blatina. The winemakers represented are small-scale artisans who follow a slow approach, respectful of nature, the terroir and local traditions.

This Taste Workshop has been designed exclusively for Slow Food members. The non-member cost includes the Slow Food membership card, which will be given to you during Terra Madre Salone del Gusto.

Eataly Torino Lingotto is at Via Nizza 224, near Lingotto Fiere.

22 September

12:00 - 13:30

Sala Punt e Mes
Total of seats
Seats available:
60 €
Price for members
35 €