The first Galician wine denomination that will have a tenth of National Lottery will be that of Monterrei. This has been confirmed by State Lotteries and Betting (SELAE) to the Regulatory Council, following the request made by the entity.
Thus the tenth of the Draw of 22 June will be dedicated to the Denomination of Origin Monterrei. “This is excellent news for the denomination, in which we have been working since the Presidency for more than three years,” says Lara Da Silva Rodríguez.
The germ of this good news is placed on May 13, 2019, when the Wine Meeting of the Real Casino of Madrid took place entitled “Sumillería, commemoration of 2 centuries of history”. This anniversary was commemorated with the issuance of another tenth of National Lottery (at the initiative of Carlos Mateu, founder and director of catadelvino.com). After that event, led by Eliseo González (Real Casino de Madrid), Luis Paadín (sommelier) and Lara Da Silva, SELAE was asked to include the image of the D.O. Monterrei in one of the National Lottery Draws, in order to support the wine culture, for its historical, cultural, social and economic importance in the country.
“Our denomination will be one of the first in Spain, and the first in Galicia, to which a tenth of the National Lottery will be dedicated “, the president said, “which will make it possible to highlight the importance of the agricultural sector, and especially the wine sector, and this is very important given the defenestration that some European policies are making of the wine in question. Much of the sector is not aware of it, so issues like these are important to reinforce the idea of wine as a food, and a sign of our country’s economic and historical identity. In addition to us it will serve us for the national wine map and consolidate the brand image of Monterrei,” says. “I think that the fact that the Monterrei quality seal, that is to say the distinctive of our label, is going to be printed in a run of a tenth of Lottery nationwide is excellent news precisely to publicize our joint brand image and that, As I pointed out a few days ago, let’s take this new opportunity to establish the brand in a timeless way, beyond fashion, such as Godello. Therefore I can only be grateful to all those who have helped me on this path, so that this will be possible in 2023”, concludes the president.