The Real Wine Fair

If you’d like to review what was available at the 2017 Real Wine Fair, download the catalogue here…

 

 

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THE REAL WINE FAIR

See you again in 2019!

On Sunday 7th and Monday 8th May 2017, 173 artisan growers (with more than 50 making their Real Wine debut) from 20 countries around the world, gathered to pour over 700 organic, biodynamic and natural wines to consumers, trade and members of the press at London’s Tobacco Dock in Wapping. More than 2,000 visitors attended, some coming from as far afield as Japan, Chile, Australia and the USA.

The droves of hungry visitors were fed by a dozen street food stalls manned by some of London’s top restaurants and suppliers including Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Salt Yard, Duck Soup, Androuet Cheese, The Bread Station and The Quality Chop House, whilst those thirsty for knowledge attended fascinating seminars and masterclasses given by wine luminaries such as Jean-Pierre Frick, Carla Capalbo and Chad Stock.

I think we’ve been here six times and it’s one of the best wine fairs in the world. There’s a great selection of growers – people who care about their wines. In the end, for me it’s about ‘true’ wines. It’s not about jobs – it’s about life. We’ve been meeting with a lot friends and customers from London. I like the styles of so many of the wines here and the food is amazing! It’s the best food you get at any wine fair.

Dani Landi, Comando G/Dani Landi, Sierra de Gredos, Spain

There were also book-signings by Michel Tolmer (for the UK launch of his iconic Mimi, Fifi & Glouglou book in translation), Wink Lorch and Caroline Henry, and The Real Wine Shop proved its worth by selling a record amount of wine over the two days to consumers and trade alike.

The celebrations continued outside Tobacco Dock with numerous parties, gatherings and wine dinners including wine bar pop-ups and grower takeovers. This year the fair invited some of the world’s most iconic natural wine bars (Bar Brutal, Barcelona; The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn; Embla, Melbourne and Le Verre Volé, Paris) to take over the kitchens at Terroirs, Brawn, Toasted and Soif respectively.

We will be back to bring you many more exciting wines and growers in 2019 so please do keep up to date via our website, Instagram, Facebook and twitter pages.

We would like to thank all of those who attended this year’s Fair and hope to see you again next time!  In the meantime, to receive updates and information about the Real Wine Fair why not join our mailing list

Real Wine

Over 170 growers and winemakers presenting some 800+ wines to consumers, wine trade professionals and members of the press.

Artisan Food

The Fair features an array of artisan food producers serving delicious morsels to taste and buy.

Shop

All UK represented wines are available to purchase from an on-site Real Wine Fair shop created for the event.

What are people saying?

Reasons to LOVE The Real Wine Fair...
  • "A joyous, life-affirming event. Wine as it's meant to be tasted - with great people and food.”
  • "I was blown away by the quality of the wines and passion from the many remarkable growers and producers at The Fair. Such a happy and positive event!"
  • "Was it the great wines, winemakers or tasters that gave the room such atmosphere? Loved the space - the light, the food stands; it was perfect."
  • "How do you grasp such a unique, fantastic event in few words? Utterly enjoyable - the growers, the wines, the venue, the food - all will make wonderful memories."

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