Organiser - BAWP

Organiser - BAWP

The International Mavrud Day is an initiative launched by the Bulgarian Association of Wine Professionals. The Bulgarian Association of Wine Professionals (BAWP) is an expert organisation uniting professionals working in all sectors related to Bulgarian wine. The association gives them the opportunity to cooperate, offer expert product advice and consultation, develop concepts and strategies, and consistently work together for the overall success of Bulgarian wine.


BAWP’s cause is to promote Bulgarian wine so that it takes its well-deserved place on the global wine scene with adequate recognition, expressive identity and positive image. As wine professionals, we are convinced of the quality and the potential of Bulgarian wine. We believe that Bulgaria’s preserved winemaking traditions and expertise are prerequisites for improving the economic prospects for the Bulgarian wine industry as a whole, including wine tourism and the general image of Bulgaria as a wine country. What unites us is the understanding that progress is achieved through following a systematic approach, having a clear vision for cooperation, and supporting joint activities in the wine industry.


BAWP initiates and coordinates the activity of expert working groups that include a great number of stakeholders and professionals from the ecosystem of the Bulgarian wine industry.

The Association has the following objectives:

  • To unite the members of the "BULGARIAN ASSOCIATION OF WINE PROFESSIONALS" - with the purpose of building a community for the protection of professional, intellectual, social and material interests of wine professionals.
  • To work for the strengthening of the professional and public prestige of people working in the wine sector.
  • To assist and encourage the development, promotion, and support of Bulgarian wines, as well as to enhance wine culture and knowledge of the community linked to the wine sector.
  • To drive the increase of its members’ qualification and support their professional development with the aim of popularising the mission of the association.
  • To act in cooperation with the relevant public authorities in relation to the development of the wine sector and the increase of the qualification of people working with and offering wine.
  • To maintain international relations with similar associations as well as with international governmental and non-governmental bodies and institutions.
  • To develop, as a common value, loyal economic competitiveness of the professional environment, achieved through high quality of knowledge, innovation, scientific research and applied knowledge.
  • To support and encourage educational development in the area of viniculture and to increase the opportunities for acquiring knowledge and qualification skills of students in the sector - with a priority on young people.


BAWP applies an expert and systematic approach across all its activities. The association is working actively and systematically towards achieving its goals through cooperation and dialogue with professionals, organisations and institutions across all sectors connected to Bulgarian wine.

BAWP initiates and coordinates the activity of expert working groups that include a great number of stakeholders and professionals from the ecosystem of the Bulgarian wine industry, including:

  • Winegrowers
  • Winemakers
  • Wine distributors and traders
  • Retailers, including the HoReCa sector
  • Science and education
  • Central and local authorities, including those linked to tourism
  • Tour operators and travel agents
  • Consumer organisations
  • Media

Contact BAWP here.