The latest promotional activity of the D.O. Monterrei, held in Santiago de Compostela, has brought together more than sixty attendees from the distribution and catering sector.
Complying with all the hygienic and sanitary measures required, in order to avoid agglomerations in the place of celebration, the Wine Tunnel of the D.O. Monterrei has had the participation of representatives of the distribution sector, such as Dysbodesa or Moure, and the hospitality industry, by sommeliers and managers of establishments such as Bodeguilla Santa Marta, Viñoteca O Carro, O Ferro, Hotel Bonaval or Costa Vella, among others.
All of them have received information on soil and climate characteristics, grape varieties, wine typologies or the importance of viticulture in the history and economy of the area.
Also, participants in this initiative of the D.O. Monterrei have been able to taste the reds and whites of the following wineries: Ladairo, Pazos del Rey, Gargalo, Castro de Lobarzán, José Antonio Da Silva Pereira (Vinos Lara), José Luis Gómez Ibáñez, Crego e Monaguillo, Quinta do Buble, Terras do Cigarrón, Triay Adegas de Oímbra, Terrae Monterrei, Pazo Blanco Núñez (Tapias Mariñán), Fragas do Lecer, Manuel Guerra Justo (Vía Arxéntea), Abeledos, Pazo de Valdeconde, Tabú, Franco Basalo, Alba Al-Bar (Daniel Fernández), Trasdovento, Fausto Rivero Pardo (Quinta Soutullo) and Manuel Vázquez Losada.
This initiative is part of the cycle of promotional actions carried out by the denomination for this year, and has already allowed wines from Monterrei to travel to Santander, Madrid, Alicante, A Coruña or Lugo, among other cities in the country. ” This year more than ever we knew that Santiago de Compostela would be a mandatory stop. It is a city that has always treated us well, as it has been, and of course we knew, that if circumstances allowed us we would not miss the opportunity of the Holy Year, and the synergies that could be created” recognizes the president of the C.R.D.O. Monterrei, Lara Da Silva.
“Today more than ever wine is tourism, and the wine regions such as Monterrei, we must be able to transmit not only the quality of our product, but also the reasons that make us different and the history that has made us as we are. All this is the true wealth of Monterrei: the quality and the land that was the entrance of viticulture in Galicia. Because we don’t sell history, we are history, “concludes the president.