Early last night, the fourteenth edition of the Valdeorras wine Fair was closed down. It was qualified as a success by the president of the Regulatory Council, who announced that it had reached the best expectations.
The Fair was opened up on Saturday by the Regional Minister for Rural Affairs, Samuel Juarez, beneath the praises of great work of winegrowers, winemakers and Regulatory Council. He wanted to highlight the great international success that these wines have reached in recent years: " Its projection is progressing over the last years, going from a DO almost exclusively known by the wine lovers to occupy a privileged position, both in specialized guides and restaurant menus. "
Regarding the number of visitors, we can say that there has been a considerable increase in public respect previous editions. Without a detailed analysis, the first data figures show close to 3500 visitors who, despite the bad weather, attended the Fair to taste some of the most renowned wines of the current scene. In the words of the chairman of the Consell Regulador, José Luis García Pando, the event could be summed up thus: "the Fair has perfectly achieved their goals, which are not the same as a the ones of a professional salon, but has tried to be a meeting point for different wine agents as well as a place where the wineries ara albe to show their wines. "
XII tasting of the XIV Fair of Wine of Valdeorras
The night before the Fair of Wine of Valdeorras started, the awards of the XII official tasting of Valdeorras' Wine were given. These are recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment in which Alan Val Pedrazais Barrel 2009 (winery of Alan) got the special mention of the harvest.
Regarding the white wines submitted to the contest (from a total number of 22) the first award went to Erebo, of the wineries Carballal, the second for Pagos Galir, of Virxe of Galir and the third for Viñaredo, of Santa Marta. In red (from the 26 that attended the contest) won Ventura, Winery of the A Pinguela, the second was for Joaquin Rebolledo, from Joaquin Rebolledo, and the third for Quinta da Peza Gold, from Quinta da Peza.
You can visit the wineries and know first hand the wine by clicking on the name of each winery.
With all this, the new edition of the Fair of Wine of Valdeorras is understood to be finished. It has demonstrate that it's still growing, as well as ensured the prestige and acceptance of the Valdeorras' wines in the international wine world