Vinitaly 2024, what to expect from the 56th edition?

Vinitaly 2024, what to expect from the 56th edition?

Scheduled from 14 to 17 April in Verona, the aim is to rise up the positioning both of the exhibition brand and Italian wine.

With an incoming campaign worth 3 million euros, VeronaFiere’s strategic plan “One 2024-2026” is thrilled to promote the Italian wine by targeting the most strategic foreign countries through a rigorous selection of operators in the sector. The program, already underway for the 55th edition in 2023, predicts 29,600 international operators from 143 countries (out of a total of 93,000 visitors), including more than a thousand top buyers. 

What can we expect from the next edition? All of Italy’s regions will be represented by more than 180,000 square meters of exhibition space and a total of 4,000 wineries. Confirmed as well the following activities: 28th edition of Sol, the International Olive Oil Exhibition (Area C), Xcellent Beers (Area C) and the 25th Enolitech, the International Exhibition of Wine, Oil and Beer Production Technologies (Hall F). Other awesome events confirmed outside the exhibition are:  Vinitaly and the City, which will be held in the city centre for more than 45 million scheduled tastings. But the most important Italian wine fair will be inaugurated for the 13th time by Opera Wine, scheduled for Saturday 13th April at Gallerie Mercatali).

Visitors and guests will meet 131 producers selected by Wine Spectator and Veronafiere, true ambassadors of Made in Italy in the United States. Likewise the past years, Tuscany leads the field of Italian excellence, followed by Piedmont, Veneto and Sicily. After the post-pandemic boom, Italian wineries are expecting a response from the markets that have always supported them, such as America, Germany and Northern Europe, at this time of year when the market still seems to be at a standstill. They are also increasingly looking to Asian countries. The Organic Hall (Area C) will be enlarged to accommodate one hundred Italian wineries, as well as those from Hungary, Slovenia and Austria. This confirms the interest in organic products. Confirmed for 2024: Enoteca Bio and tastings in collaboration with FederBio and Vi.Te.

An increasingly international and mixed fair: the International Wine Hall (Tent D) will host companies that are members of Open Balkan (Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia), France with the Champagne Maisons, Georgia, Hungary, Brazil, Armenia, South Africa and Greece. Meanwhile, on the first floor of Palaexpo, there will be an area dedicated to the art of mixology, with masterclasses given by the best Italian bartenders.


14 April from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., Sala Argento Palaexpo – “Walk around tasting and Tasting Ex…Press” – Tre Bicchieri del Gambero Rosso

14 April from 3.00 p.m., hall A 10 floor pav. 10 – Decanter

14 April at 3.00 p.m., hall B 1st floor pav. 10 – Vinum

15 April at 11.00 a.m. – hall Tulipano Palexpo – “Cool under pressure Italy’s sparkling world” conducted by Master of Wine Gabriele Gorelli 

15 April from 11 am to 6 pm, Sala Argento Palaexpo – Orange Wine Festival 

15 April at 3 p.m., Sala Iris Palaexpo – International Wine & Spirit Competition

15 April at 3 p.m., hall A 1st floor hall. 10 – Weinwirtschaft

16 April 11 am, Palaexpo Silver Hall – “The Four Great ‘Bs’ of Italian Wine: Barbaresco, Barolo, Bolgheri and Brunello” conducted by Ian D’Agata 

16 April at 11 am, hall B 1st floor pav. 10 – Revija Vino 

16 April at 3.00 p.m., sala Argento Palaexpo – “I grandi vini autoctoni italiani” conducted by oenologist Riccardo Cotarella

16 April at 3.00 p.m., hall A 1st floor pav. 10 – Gilbert&Gaillard

16 April at 3.00 p.m., Hall B 1st floor Hall 10 10 – Veronelli Permanent Seminar 

17 April 11.00 am, sala Argento Palaexpo – “Italy-China: Round trip, a journey to discover the new worlds of wine” conducted by Ian D’Agata

17 April from 11 am to 3 pm, Sala Tulipano Palaexpo – AIS wine tasting

American magazines are also putting Italian wine in the spotlight, starting with the four Wine Spectator workshops at Vinitaly (14 and 15 April, 2 sessions daily from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm – Sala Via Wine2digital) and Wine Enthusiast with Jeff Porter’s “Rifermento Renaissance: Reviving Italian Sparkling Wine” (15 April from 14.45 to 15.45, Wine2digital Main Stage).