VeronaFiere achieved status as an international exhibition authority in 1977. It is the leading direct organizer of events in Italy and among the main players in Europe with an average of more than 30 shows per year, including Vinitaly, the largest wine event in the world.  In 2012, over 4,300 exhibitors showcased their wines to 156,000 visitors from more than 110 countries in Verona, Italy. Vinitaly is going to its 49th edition in 2015 on March 22-25. Last year’s Vinitaly welcomed the debut of wines from organic and biodynamic agriculture with the new event named ViViT-Wines, Winegrowers and Terroirs. The International Wine Competition on 12-16 November, 2013 also enhanced and valorized promotion and marketing tools at the service of award-winning companies. 

Also in 2013 VeronaFiere and Vinitaly will present the innovative venture OperaWine on the day before Vinitaly (6 April) to cultivate knowledge on the intrinsic heritage, culture and character of Italian wine. The event "Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers" under the OperaWine umbrella is presented in partnership with the American lifestyle magazine Wine Spectator, which unites the 100 finest wineries and their principals for one day only in the heart of Verona.

The enduring wine affair thus continues from Verona to Moscow, the US and Hong Kong (all stops on the Vinitaly 2012 Tour) and now back to Verona, where the rest of the world will converge on this grand occasion and fall in love all over again with Italian wines. For more information on the upcoming tour stops please visit www.vinitalytour.com.