Algarve Trade Experience will feature 510 brands and will be open to the public from 18:00 to 21:00.
The 9th edition of the Algarve Trade Experience (ATE) takes place in Faro on March 6 and 7. Promoted by Garrafeira Soares, the wine and spirits event is deemed essential in the drinks industry.
This year’s event will feature a circus theme. It will take place in two locations: the iconic Teatro das Figuras, designed by architect Gonçalo Byrne, which will be the stage for wine partners, and along the protected area of the Ria Formosa, the Passeio Ribeirinho, where various spirits partners will be set up in circus tents overlooking the seagrass meadows.
As always, the event will feature plenty of entertainment with live music, a DJ, finger food, and many activities. The event is open between 14:00 and 21:00 on both days. It is mainly frequented by beverage industry members and has seen an increasing number of visitors each year, counting over 3700 in 2020.
However, the initiative is also open to the general public from 18:00 to 21:00.
The entry fee is €25 for one day and €40 for a two-day pass, which will go towards conservation work developed by the Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) at the University of the Algarve in the Ria Formosa.
This year, the Algarve Trade Experience will include 39 wine stands, 32 spirits stands and around 510 brands on display.
Producers and brands present include: Niepoort, Malhadinha Nova, José Maria da Fonseca, Sogrape, Tiago Cabaço, Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, António Maçanita, Symington, Vale Meão, Anselmo Mendes, Rui Roboredo Madeira, Real Companhia Velha, Bacardi, Martini, Ruinart, Schweppes, Jameson, Johnnie Walker, Hendricks, Red Bull, Gordon’s, Gray Goose, Licor Beirão, Aperol, among many more.
The programme includes masterclasses (exclusively for trade visitors and subject to registration), tastings of exclusive rarities (by invitation), tastings at the wine producers’ stands at the Teatro das Figuras, and of various spirit brands on the Passeio Ribeirinho.
Tickets are available on the Garrafeira Soares website and Ticketline.