PURr 2018: info

▸ when

The second edition of the PURr wine fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 2018.

▸ where

PURr 2018 will take place in and around Loods 20, a historic cotton warehouse located in the old docks of Ghent, Belgium. The wine fair takes place in the cellars of Loods 20, the PURr Village takes place on the outdoor, elevated platform of Loods 20.

Having trouble finding Loods 20? Nothing Google Maps can’t solve! Just type in Loods 20, Santospad, 9000 Ghent, Belgium and you should get there easily. And if that doesn’t help you, here are the GPS Coordinates:

      • Latitude: 51.074889
      • Longitude: 3.728028

▸ opening hours wine fair

      • Saturday, June 2: 3PM – 10PM
      • Sunday, June 3: 11AM – 6PM

▸ afterwork June 1

On Friday, June 1, we’re also organizing an afterwork between 5PM and 11PM on the ground floor of the warehouse, and everyone’s invited (read: free entrance, baby!) Don’t worry, there’s plenty of cover in case of Belgian weather outbursts. We’ll have a nice selection of wines straight from the cellars on offer at our bar, in addition to some nice artisan beers and non-alcoholic beverages. Michael Pilozzi and Jet Valstar of former Ghentian Bento-bar Nunchi. will be preparing barbecue-based and Nunchi.-style food. In other words: a must-attend event!

participating winemakers

    The following winemakers have already confirmed their presence for the 2018 edition of the PURr wine fair:

  • Austria
    • Weingut Heinrich
    • Weingut Georgium
  • France
    • Terres des Nus
    • Domaine Balansa
    • Le Zaparel
    • Domaine des Mathouans
    • Mas Zenitude
    • Lous Grezes
    • Lou y es-tu ?
    • Maison Lissner
    • Champagne Jean Laurent
    • Domaine Poc à Poc
    • Closerie de Belle Poule
    • Val de Combrès
    • De Mena
    • Domaine Clé de Sol
    • Terres de Mallyce
    • Domaine des 3 Saules
  • Germany
    • Weingut Benzinger
  • Italy
    • Fattoria La Maliosa
    • Azienda Agricola Le Grotte | Vini Leoni
    • Do.t.e.
    • Costadilà
    • Cascina Roera
    • Cantina del Barone
    • Azienda Agricola Siciliano
    • Azienda Agricola Fabio De Beaumont
    • Cantine dell`Angelo
    • Il Cancelliere Azienda Vitivinicola
    • Azienda Agricola Gianfranco Daino
  • Spain
    • Dominio del Urogallo

the Village

During the entire weekend – from Friday evening until Sunday evening – the ground floor of Loods 20 will house the PURr Village. The Village is an open and a free-for-all accessible place for everyone to relax. We’ll be manning a bar with a nice selection of wines, craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages on the menu, and invite well-known foodies to prepare gastronomic delights during the entire weekend.


about loods 20

Loods 20 is one of the 4 remaining sheds of the ‘Voorhaven’ next to the canal Gent – Terneuzen. De Voorhaven is one of the best preserved 19th century harbors in Europe. De Voorhaven is an official historical landmark and counts over 15 protected historical monuments. The harbor was built between 1882 and 1890 and doubled the capacity of the existing harbor in Gent. Loods 20 has beautiful cellars, which are currently being restored. This will be the second time the cellars will be open for the public.


VZW De Voorhaven is a non-profit organization with more than 400 members. We strive to protect and support sustainable development of this beautiful part of Gent. More information at www.voorhaven.be (Dutch only).



Locus Developments is our prime partner in providing us with the location for the wine fair. Locus is currently developing three warehouses of which Loods 20 is one.

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VZW “De Voorhaven” is a non-profit organization with more than 400 members that strive to protect and support sustainable development of this beautiful part of Ghent.

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The City of Ghent is our partner in providing much of the material used to decorate Loods 20. It’s also worth mentioning that without Ghent we wouldn’t be organizing PURr at all!

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PiCla is the reason everyone doesn’t have to drink with their hands. The beautifully designed, custom-branded PURr glasses have been made and delivered by PiCla.

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why PURr

PURr [pyʁ – with additional emphasis on the final “r”, as pronounced in the Ghentian dialect] was founded by three young Ghentians with an insatiable passion for what is commonly known as “natural” wine. The term was coined by winemakers who wanted to distinguish themselves from conventional viticulture. These winemakers work according to the principles of organic or biodynamic agriculture and produce their wines with a lot of respect for both man and nature. To us, they simply make “wine”.

Through PURr, we organize an annual gathering that focuses on nature, wine and its makers.

Who we are? We’ll tell you.

who we are

We are three friends, who share a passion. We live and breathe in the city of Ghent, Belgium, and we spend a lot of time with, in and around wine. Because of a shared love for and interest in a certain kind of wine in particular we decided to do something together. The concept of a wine fair was quickly established: something pure (pun intended) – and from our point of view – something very natural (yes, again, intended) to do.

PURr is not meant to be just a wine fair, it’s meant to be another wine fair. One like the many beautiful wine fairs in Europe there are at the moment, and at the same time something else entirely. PURr is to become an ambiance, an atmosphere, a state of mind, a way of life. And in the hopes of becoming ambassadors of this way of life, we would like to invite everyone – including you, dear reader – to take a sip, grab a bite and enjoy what’s on offer: nature’s purest products.

We look forward to welcoming you in Ghent!

Jason | Stijn | Tristan

reach out

Do you want to know more about PURr? Eager to participate to the fair? Any other questions? Drop us a note and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

PURr team

Jason Zappa Janse
+32 472 76 75 87

Stijn Demeulemeester
+33 7 69 93 34 00

Tristan Lybaert
+32 472 87 24 86