About Ribe Vinfestival

The Ribe Wine Festival is organized by The Little Wine Club until 2023 and was first held in 2005. The primary purpose of The Little Wine Club was to increase interest in wine, which could be achieved by organizing various wine events in Ribe. Since 2005, the main activity of The Little Wine Club had been to hold the Ribe Wine Festival. The wine festival in Ribe has become an annual recurring event in Ribe, and it is held as a large wine market with opportunities for tasting, trading, and various other activities.

The idea for the Wine Festival was originally conceived by Verner Thomsen, who as a longtime merchant in the pedestrian street saw the opportunity to create a special event in Ribe.

In The Little Wine Club, we meet several times during the winter to taste good wine, eat delicious cheese, and plan the coming year’s wine festival. In addition, we attend other wine fairs to gather inspiration for new initiatives and to make contact with new exciting importers.

Many have asked us how it is possible for five people to organize a festival with up to 3000 visitors over the two days. We can only do that because we have a number of volunteer helpers who assist us with a lot of practical matters during the festival. At the same time, we encounter a great deal of interest from merchants and others who support the festival. This makes the planning process much easier.

In 2024, for the first time, the Ribe Merchants Association takes over the Ribe Wine Festival, still with Verner Thomsen at the helm.

“We are very honored to be allowed to take over the Ribe Wine Festival, which The Little Wine Club has so beautifully built up over many years. We very much hope that we can further develop and create new initiatives so that the quality of the Ribe Wine Festival can maintain the same high level as in previous years.”

says Keld Vestergaard, Chairman of the Ribe Merchants Association.

Fortunately, Ribe’s commerce is well steered by an “Old” captain who can safely navigate us into harbor for a few more years.

We are very excited to once again open the doors to the Ribe Wine Festival 2024.

In 2024, the wine festival will be held on Friday, August 30th from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM and on Saturday, August 31st from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.