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Universum Veranstaltung in Hamburg, Juni 2019

Guests at the Event of Universum

Universum Comeback in Hamburg

It's the biggest comeback of the year so far. The legendary boxing stable Universum celebrated its new appearance in the world of boxing on June 15th 2019 in Hamburg. A high-quality VIP launch event, which was supported by the Otto family, provided a glamorous prelude to the restart of the boxing stable. The nearly 500 invited guests, including boxing celebrities such as the Klitschkos, Tiger or the former World Champion Regina Halmich, did not only enjoy top-class boxing matches, but also excellent wines. Ismail Özen-Otto, the son-in-law of the Otto family, described the Cuvée Reserva from Velis Vineyards, which vineyards are originated in the Thracian valley, as a "true treat", especially becauase of its particularly intense flavours.

In addition to numerous boxing celebrities, Natascha Ochsenknecht also joined the list of invited guests and fevered along as a secret boxing fan at the edge of the ring.

Exciting, nerve-racking boxing fights were the program of the evening in Hamburg, crowned by two top fights. The glorious victory of local hero Artem Harutyunyan and the fastest knockout of the event in the super welterweight category by Antonio Hoffmann. Of course, in addition to the sport, the guests' well-being was also well catered for. A variety of different specialties in the form of a rich buffet as well as an exclusive selection of the best wines by Velis Vineyards were available for the numerous visitors and celebrities.

"It fills us with great pride at such an event not only to present our many years of experience in viticulture, but also to support this high-quality event as a partner," said Velichka Zehe, managing director of Velis Vineyards GmbH from Flörsheim-Dalsheim in Rhine-Hesse.


Background to Velis Vineyards

Velis Vineyards - an ambitious winery that combines a great passion for wine with a sense of the highest quality. The Velis Vineyards are located in the Upper Thracian Plain of Bulgaria. The optimal climatic conditions there ensure the development of the excellent flavor compounds. In addition to the excellent conditions, the high quality standard is also guaranteed by selective hand-picking and particularly gentle processing. The winery in Flörsheim-Dalsheim only receives the healthiest and most ripe grapes, which are vinified there by cellar master Klaus Scherner to make excellent and high-quality wines.

As the world's leading trade fair for wine and spirits, ProWein Düsseldorf has in recent years become the absolute "place to be" for all professional wine connoisseurs and hobbyist wine enthusiasts. With a record of 61,500 visitors from 142 countries this year, the 25th anniversary was celebrated with dignity. In ten halls of the fairgrounds in Dusseldorf presented around 6.800 exhibitors from 17.-19. March 2019 their range and made new contacts around the world. In addition to Italy and France, Germany once again ranked among the three largest and most interesting exhibitor nations of ProWein Düsseldorf. The Velis Vineyards GmbH from Flörsheim-Dalsheim was once again proud to be part of this unique event and present its wines to the public. For a young and ambitious vineyard, like Velis Vineyards, the ProWein Düsseldorf offers an ideal platform. It makes it possible to establish our first-class wines from the vineyards of Bulgaria on the national and international market and to arouse the interest of the professional audience. Now we look back on three very successful days of Velis Vineyards at the ProWein Düsseldorf, with an extraordinary product premiere, new business relationships and top-class guests.

Premier for the new family member

'Promotion to the first league of wine spritzers!'


In a new modernized design, the wines of Velis Vineyards were presented to the professional audience of ProWein Düsseldorf and tested under the eyes of many experts for quality and taste. Next to the wines the latest product, which was developed in collaboration with the eight-time German champion Borussia Dortmund, the BORUSSEN SCHORLE in great BVB design was presented. The basis of the refreshing wine spritzer is a fruity Müller-Thurgau. The 500ml cans will be available in the future as BORUSSENSCHORLE (wine mixed with fresh mineral water) and as BORUSSENSPRITZ, which is made with the specially developed lemonade for a slightly sweeter taste. The BORUSSENSCHORLE is not only a refreshing thirst quencher for BVB fans, because even white wine spritzer enthusiasts will not be disappointed by the unmistakable freshness kick of BORUSSENSCHORLE. BORUSSENSCHORLE and BORUSSENSPRITZ will in future be available at as well as at, the BVB Fan Shop and selected markets.

Tannins - stylistic remedy of red wines

Tannins are considered to be one of the most important components of red wines, as they give the red wines their characteristic structure. In order to inform visitors to ProWein Düsseldorf about the function and effect of tannins on red wine, Veris Hupp, Marketing Manager of Velis Vineyards, presented a lecture on herbal tanning agents on 18.03.2019 at the exhibition stand. The audience was given an overview of the different structures and qualities as well as the influence of tannins on the storability of the wine. Afterwards, the expert was available to interested guests for a question and answer session.


Natalie Lumpp and Heinz Imhof - Guests of Velis Vineyards Winery

Among the numerous guests at the Velis Vineyards stand were one of Germany's leading wine sommelière Natalie Lumpp and the former head chef of the German Football Association Heinz Imhof. Our gastronomic guests paid particular attention to the incomparable history of the wines of Velis Vineyards. How the hand-picked grapes from the Tracian Valley in Bulgaria are transported to Germany and processed in the Rheinhessen in Flörsheim-Dalsheim by winemaker Klaus Scherner. The storage in French oak barrels give the wines the characteristic aromas and completes the process of vinification. The enthusiasm for the wines of Velis Vineyards led to the planning of a joint wine event with Natalie Lumpp, Heinz Imhof and Velis Vineyards, which will take place on 18.10.2019 at the Chapeau Worms.