WineRi is the only festival of its kind in the City of Rijeka, a city proclaimed the European Capital of Culture in 2020. This year the festival will be held on March 13 and 14 2020, right by the sea, on the location of the Karolina Riječka Pier, in an exclusive 500m2 large tent. It will gather 64 exhibitors with more than 300 wine labels from Croatia, Macedonia, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia, while the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County will be represented by 19 exhibitors. For the last three years this Eno - gastro festival has been gathering in one place a respectable number of exhibitors who will offer their products to the tourist market of the City of Rijeka and Kvarner region.
The festival is primarily presented by winemakers, but also producers of brandy and liqueurs, prosciutto, dried meat products, cheese, olive oil and chocolate from the Kvarner region, the whole Republic of Croatia and neighboring countries.
Each year, the Festival is visited by, among other 50 accredited journalists who write about the festival and Rijeka in Croatia and neighboring countries, 100 accredited caterers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and merchants, and about 1000 visitors.
WineRi thus became a reason to come and stay in the city of Rijeka during the pre-season when during this quieter period you can fully enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the city without large tourist crowds.
The festival also has a humanitarian character and all exhibitors will donate their products, which visitors will be able to buy for a symbolic HRK 50.00, which will be donated to the Pazin association I want - they can work with special needs children. Organizers believe that this year's number of visitors will greatly exceed last year's and that the festival will become a meeting place for producers on the one hand, and wine and wine lovers and caterers on the other. The festival will primarily promote the brands "Original Croatian" and "Croatian Quality".