Now Carnival in Tarija is over, General Manager Virginia Valdez, Master of Wine Cees van Casteren and the seven participating Bolivian wineries are preparing for Prowein 2017.

Valdez: “We will be leaving Bolivia on March 12 and first spend a midweek study trip in Tuscany to visit role models in the Italian wine industry regarding eno-tourism, wine quality and style, water use and sustainable viticulture. We then fly to Prowein to inspect our booth, arrival of the wines and singanis and adjust to the German weather..” .

Van Casteren: “Let me briefly introduce the participating wineries; for more information please visit this website!”

(in alphabetical order)

Aranjuez: award winning Tannat specialist from Tarija with icon wine Juan Cruz also on show in Prowein

Casa Grande: boutique winery from Tarija, first time participant at Prowein

Campos de Solana: award winning supplier of tannat-malbec blend to Marks &Spencer, with icon wine Petit Verdot also on show in Prowein

Kohlberg: biggest and most established winery of Tarija, presenting varietal line including Ugni Blanc and various reds (Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah)

Kuhlmann: foremost Singani producer who also makes great sparklings and just started with dry wines as well

Sausini: true boutique from Tarija, specialising in Bordeaux style Cabernets and blends

Uvairenda: highly succesful boutique winery from Samaipatha (Santa Cruz), presenting new Gran Reserva as well at Prowein this year

Van Casteren: “And every one who would like to learn more about the most authentic vineyards in the world, the incredible altitude and the relationship of dynosaur and Tarija wine, should stop by the Wines of Bolivia stand -Hall 9 F60-, and ask for Virginia Valdez. She will be thrilled to tell you all about it!”