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WINZER EURO 2016 celebrates the final with a wine experience day

Three halves for the good cause - two venues, six teams, numerous celebrities and three halves - in five weeks, they start, the European Football Championship of the winemakers, short WINZER EURO 2016.

Kick-off for the preliminary round and the semi-final is on 26 May in the Rheingau Stadium in Geisenheim. The finale will take place on 28 May in the Coface Arena in Mainz - making it one of the event highlights in the Rheinhessen anniversary year.

The visitors do not just expect a thrilling sporting endgame from the best winemakers in Europe. On the occasion of the finals of the WINZER EURO 2016, a wine experience day takes place in and around the Mainz Bundesliga stadium. It offers a varied program of football matches with numerous prominent players and many show elements such as music, interviews and hands-on activities. The proceeds from ticket and wine sales go to the Giovane Elber Foundation for the Promotion of Brazilian Street Children. The patronage of WINZER-EURO 2016 has been taken over by the Rhineland-Palatinate Minister of Viniculture Ulrike Höfken and the Hessian Minister of the Interior and Sports Peter Beuth.

The truth is known in the square - and in the wine. Logically, therefore, that at a European championship of winegrowers and the vinological element is not too short. The so-called "third half" traditionally follows all football games of winegrowers and applies to cultural heritage wine. For example, a wine and adventure village will be set up on the grounds of the Coface Arena, where wines and culinary specialties from the participating nations Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland will be tasted.

Let's start at 12:30 with the opening of the stadium and wine village. From 14 clock initially rolls the ball in the game for third place, commented by the 05er stadium announcer Klaus Hafner. Immediately following follow-up games of the U13 selection teams from the Rheingau and Rheinhessen and the Rheinhessen-Allstars against the Allstar team of the WINZER EURO. The squad includes TV presenter Guido Cantz, former German Bundesliga star Carsten Ramelow and comedian Sven Hieronymus. Referee legend Walter Eschweiler will whistle the games.

Prominent is also the bearer of the European Championship final ball: Eberhard Gienger, former world gymnastics champion and current Member of Parliament, will hand over the ball to the German wine queen Josefine Schlumberger in a spectacular way. More is not revealed. But, as you know, all the best comes from above ...

The award ceremony takes place depending on the course of the game (possibly extra time, penalty shoot-out) around 20:00. The wine village is open until 22:00.

The entrance fee is € 12 and includes a seat on the grandstand, an original WINZER EURO 2016 wine glass, a voucher for a "Piffchen" wine (0.1 liter) and a one-euro donation to the Giovane Elber Foundation. A visit to the wine and adventure village is also possible without a ticket, but then without wine tasting.

Tickets are available in advance in the ticket shop at www.rheinhessen-2016.de as well as at all known advance ticket offices of Ticket Regional (www.ticket-regional.de). A spontaneous visit to the event is also possible: Tickets are also available at the box office.

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