More than 55% of the arable vineyard area in Bulgaria is used for red wine production. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Yanko Topalov at the opening ceremony of the annual ‘Golden Cellar’ awards, organized by Exporter.bg.
Yanko Topalov stressed that in 2021 the grapes produced will be nearly 180 thousand tonnes, which is 12% more than the previous year. ‘These data, together with the increased number of registered wine producers, are an indicator of the economic stability in this sector,’ said Deputy Minister Topalov.
Deputy Minister Topalov congratulated the representatives of the wine sector in Bulgaria for the work and perseverance with which they promote Bulgaria as a European wine destination. ‘Regardless of the scale and capacity of the production of the wineries, they contribute to the creation of new jobs, attract visitors from home and abroad, which positively affects the development of the tourism sector,’ Deputy Minister Topalov added. He stressed that one of the objectives of the Ministry of Economy and Industry is to seek ways for balanced development of the country’s regions. ‘We are working hard to implement this and we are always available to discuss issues and problems to find the best solutions,’ Deputy Minister Topalov said.
Deputy Minister Yanko Topalov presented the big award for ‘The strongest support from wine connoisseurs in social networks’ to the winery ‘Villa Melnik’. The second award, again presented by him, went to the winery ‘Bononia Estate’ in the category ‘New ideas in wine tourism’.
The official ceremony was attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency Boyka Vasileva, the President of the Bulgarian Export Association for Small and Medium Business Naiden Nedyalkov and others.