Oct 15, 2021

Annual Conference 2021: Think Tank Conference “Trends and innovative ideas for wine tourism”

The day (Thursday, 28 Otc. 2021) starts with ideas: Trends and innovative ideas for wine tourism “after Covid-19“ and influences of climate change on viticulture

The Annual Conference (AC 2021)  in Mainz | Rheinhessen will host the Think Tank Conference “Trends and innovative ideas for wine tourism”. It will also give the interested public the opportunity to attend online the highlights of the conference. Exciting lecture events with interesting speakers, an international wine tasting and the international gala event! The accompanying programme for the interested public alongside the annual conference of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network will take place via livestream.

Annual Conference AC 2021 – public programme

9:30 am: Welcome by Manuela Matz, Deputy Mayor of Economy, Tourism, Congresses and Wine, Landeshauptstadt Mainz

9:40 am: “New ways in German wine tourism”, Monika Reule, Deutsches Weininstitut (DWI), Managing Director

10.10 am: Q&A session

10:20 am: Wines of tomorrow”, Jeremy Cukierman, Master of Wine, Director Kedge Wine School

10:40 am: Q&A session

11:20 am: “Sustainability and climate change in Viticulture. Global challenges and possibilities”, Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz, President Expert Group ENVIRO of OIV and President Geisenheim University ”


You will find the livestream on Thursday, 28 Oct. 2021, from 9.30 am to 12 pm (CEST) on the Conference Website of AC 2021 in Mainz | Rheinhessen.


Learn more about Mainz | Rheinhessen Great Wine Capitals

Mainz is modern and lively. It also offers itself as a fascinating city with culture going all the way back to Roman times.

You will happily immerse yourself in Mainz’s historic centre; with its picturesque half-timbered houses, cosy wine taverns, cafes, shops and boutiques, and St Martin’s Cathedral which has stood majestic on the Mainz skyline for over a thousand years.

Be sure to make time to sit in the typical wine bars, or outside by the riverside, enjoying a quality glass of Rheinhessen Riesling wine.

Situated on the banks of the Rhine river, the German wine capital of Mainz is famous for churches and its theatre culture. A must-see are the two copies of the world-famous Gutenberg Bible in the Gutenberg Museum, and the luminous blue stained-glass windows of St. Stephen’s church, which were created by Marc Chagall (click here for more information).