Friday, March 18, 2011

Horacio Fernández Presa, awarded the honorary Magnum in his struggle for recovery of Godello

The second edition of the awards Magnum, which after the success of last year, again held in the restaurant Pontevedra Pepe Vieira Camiño da Serpe, attended by sommeliers, winemakers, bloggers and industry professionals who gathered last night Wednesday to recognize the most outstanding of the year in Galicia.

These awards are organized by the Institut Galician Wine and Wine Company María Fechoría and Associates, also has the participation of the Provincial Deputation of Pontevedra, Rias Baixas Tourism, Restaurant Pepe Vieira Camiño da Serpe and Cabreiroá.

Among the award highlights is the agronomist, born in León but to Valdeorras adoption,Horacio Fernández Presa who, in 1974, created the program REVIVAL Restructuring Vineyard of Valdeorras, which made ​​him responsible for the recovery of godello, variety at that time almost disappeared for implementation of others that offered higher yields. To date and since 1988, provides its expertise in winecellar Godeval belonging to the DO Valdeorras.

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