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Festival of Wines and Regional Products

You will find real Polish flavours in Zamość

On the August weekend, Zamość will once again turn into the capital of Polish wine. The third edition of the Festival of Polish Wines and Regional Products will take place on 13 August. Roztocze is famous both for its excellent cuisine and for its rich wine traditions dating back to the Middle Ages. In mid-August this year, Zamość will once again host one of the largest festivals of Polish wines and regional products in the country. The event will be graced by a concert by Kasia Kowalska. “‘In search of true taste’ is a festival that has become a part of the series of events organized every year in Zamość. We are glad that with each edition it gains a larger group of fans. Polish wines, although they are becoming more and more popular, are still difficult to access due to the relatively small production compared to the top European wine countries. Fruit and grape wines from Roztocze are made according to traditional recipes and refer to all that’s best in Polish wine traditions. And thanks to the festival, we have the opportunity to get to know most of the winemakers from this region and their products in one day. This is a great idea for a weekend trip for all lovers of wines and regional cuisines, also for those who have not had the opportunity to come into contact with them so far,” says Zuzanna Amarante from the Zamojski Wineries Foundation.

The city of Zamość is called the “pearl of the Renaissance,” as well as the “Paddock of the North,” thanks to its unique architecture. Zamość offers a lot of tourist attractions, its buildings have a rich history. The Old Town has a wonderful market, Zamoyski Palace, Armenian tenement houses, an Arsenal and bastions. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.

Zamość is a unique Polish city, which has retained its homogeneous style to this day. In the summer season, the market turns into an art salon, where concerts and theatrical performances are held. The city is an important element of Polish heritage and it is worth taking the time to get to know it well.

Wine tastings, fruit orchard and taste and smell laboratory on the Great Market Square in Zamość

The festival will be attended by 11 winemakers from Roztocze and the Lublin region. Dozens of grape and fruit wines will be awaiting visitors. This year, the event is also joined by local restaurants, which for the duration of the festival will have a special menu, to which regional wines are selected. Restaurateurs and sommeliers will in this way encourage guests to taste and talk about the secrets of the art of combining wines with dishes, i.e. the so-called “food & wine pairing”.

In the zone of regional products, it will be possible to taste local cheeses, honeys, breads and cakes. A permanent element of the event is the Laboratory of Taste and Smell, where you can check what makes up the taste and smell of a given wine.

Why is it worth visiting Zamość and Roztocze?

Roztocze is a picturesque region at the south-eastern end of Poland, which stretches through the Lublin and Podkarpackie provinces to Lviv. Thanks to the high insolation and numerous hills of the area, it is called the “Polish Tuscany.”

Its unique microclimate has made it an excellent area for viticulture and fruit growing. For many years, Roztocze has been at the forefront of the largest producers of currants, gooseberries and raspberries in Poland, from which, regional, high-quality fruit wines are produced. Among the grape wines, the most popular varieties are johanniter, riesling, regent, seyval blanc and solaris. The “In Search of True Taste” Festival is at the same time a promotion and support for the development of Polish winemaking and regional products from Roztocze.

The Festival of Polish Wines and Regional Products will take place on August 13 at the Grand Market Square in Zamość. It starts at 10.00

The organizers of the event are the Zamojski Wineries Foundation and the city of Zamość.

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Sylwia Ziemacka
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