Invitation by the Minister

Ladies and Gentlemen,


It is with great joy and personal pleasure that I welcome you to the 36th World Congress of Vine and Wine, due to take place in Bucharest, Romania, in the period June 2nd - 7th, 2013.

Romania is honored to host this event at the Palace of the Parliament, located in the historic and geographic center of Bucharest, a special building in its architectural style.

Member of the International Office for Vine and Wine since 1927 and eventually member of the OIV, Romania, European wine producing country with great tradition, is proud to host such an important event for a second time, after the OIV Congress of 1968.

The theme of the Congress – “Vine and wine between tradition and modernity” – will open the debates on many of the areas of interest for the sectors involved in contemporary viticulture and oenology, with an accent on preserving the traditions of all regions of the globe.

We invite you to meet Romania's vine and wine, with the many changes facing this part of the economy in the past decades and, last but not least, our hospitality, culture, art and history.


Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development