The Alentejo Regional Wine Commission (CVRA) will next week hold several initiatives to promote Alentejo wines in Angola, which is the second largest export market, was announced today.
According to the CVRA, the “Alentejo Wine Week in Angola” runs from the 26th to the 28th of this month and includes the annual Alentejo wine competition in Luanda, two professional distribution chains and a wine dinner.
In the days leading up to the high point of the event, which is the annual event, on June 28, in a hotel unit, Alentejo wines will seek, according to the CVRA, “to leave a pedagogical mark in Angola“, through training led by the critic Luís Lopes.
During the formations, some “references of excellence of the region” will be in evidence so that the trainees can “experience and differentiate the peculiarities of Alentejo wines“, explained the same organism.
The 12th edition of the annual Alentejo wine competition is part of the external promotion plan that the CVRA has developed in recent years, with Angola being one of the countries where it operates.
Angola was the second largest wine export market in Alentejo in 2018, “accounting for more than seven million dollars,” said the CVRA.
Over the past year, 79 producers in the region have exported a total of 350 brands to that African country.
Alentejo wines, according to the CVRA, are sold to 115 international markets, with “the amount exported tripled in the last ten years.”
Brazil, Angola, United States of America, Switzerland and Poland constitute the “top 5 ranking” of the countries that import Alentejo wines.
With eight wine-growing sub-regions (Portalegre, Borba, Redondo, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Vidigueira, Moura, Évora and Granja / Amareleja), the Alentejo has some 22,000 hectares of vineyards.