A successful wine event. This is how the XVI Monterrei Wine Fair, which closed its doors yesterday with record figures both in the number of visitors and in the number of tickets-tasting and bottles sold.
Over the course of three days, the Plaza de la Alameda in Verín has become too small to welcome the thousands of people who have come to the fairgrounds to taste the whites and reds of the denomination, as well as to be part of the wine and gastronomic activities, programmed cultural and musical. “The assessment can only be positive, the response of visitors has been exceptional, which shows that we are facing a consolidated wine event that, year by year, attracts more public,” says the president of the Regulatory Council, Jonatás Gago García.
The different tastings and showcookings scheduled for this edition have hung the entire poster, leaving even people on the waiting list. “The activities led by David Pascual, Juanjo Figueroa and Begoña Vázquez along with Miguel López, have exceeded initial expectations,” the president acknowledges, “and there are already many people who have contacted us to ask if they will be held in the next edition, as they have remained eager to attend them”. Also very successful were the musical performances scheduled, as well as the popular children’s games held during the fair. “We have found that the number of young people who come to the fair increases, which demonstrates their interest in wine culture, but also families, who see this event as a meeting event suitable for all ages,” adds Gago.
Regarding the tastings, and according to the first data, more than 30,000 tastings have been sold, with a significant increase not only in the tickets-tasting but also in the number of bottles sold. “The wineries have moved us that it has been the year that more bottles have sold”, says the president, “something we consider very positive”.
“From the Regulatory Council we want to thank the involvement of the participating wineries in this edition, as well as the food stalls”, highlights Jonatás Gago, “in addition to the indispensable collaboration of the Council of Verín, and in particular of all the workers who have worked to make this event possible, as well as the Association of Volunteers of Civil Protection of Verín, Local Police or Civil Guard, among others”.