Wine industry is at its best and is going for more: Sader

The wine industry is at its best, every year it allocates 35,822 hectares to grape harvest under five vocations: table, wine, juice, brandy and raisins. Of these, 64 million liters of wine are produced in 14 producing states, through the work of 400 wineries; In addition to being the second source of jobs, with 500,000 jobs in the agricultural sector, they highlighted the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) and the Government of Baja California and the Mexican Wine Council (CMV).

Thus, Mexican wine has achieved, due to its quality, around 1,500 medals in international competitions, showing the relevance of the industry and, thanks to this, the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), based in France, gave Mexico the seat.

It should be noted that from October 31 to November 4, Mexico will host the 43rd World Congress of Vine and Winethe most important scientific meeting on grapes and wine in the world, where experts from 48 countries will dialogue to generate proposals that seek to promote the development of the world industry under three lines of action: climate change, sustainability and post Covid-19 market.

The participation of 800 scientists, academics, agronomists, ampeologists, oenologists, viticulturists, laboratory technicians, sommeliers and experts from all the wine-producing countries is estimated, among which the presence of researchers in Environmental Sciences from the University of Oregon, United States United, Gregory V. Jones; from the European Environment Agency of Spain, Ana Luisa Iglesias, and from the Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education, María Teresa Cavazos.

Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, Victor Villalobos Arambulahighlighted that a key component of the Congress is the rethinking of the future of viticulture in the country and the world in the face of the effects of climate change, in order to guarantee quality and volume with a sustainable management of natural resources, by adapting the agriculture and combat pests and diseases with improved varieties.

He stated that the Secretariat will continue to promote the national wineas part of the supply of healthy food that contributes to a better diet for the population and, due to its quality, its consumption in Mexico and abroad will continue to increase.

The Governor of Lower CaliforniaMarina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, said that in recent months an alliance has been built for the prosperity and promotion of Baja California wine, a context in which Congress is an elementary factor.

“We know the great effort that this great event represents, we are going to receive thousands of visitors from all over the world and as governor I have made a commitment so that, when they arrive in Mexico, when they arrive in Baja California, when they arrive in Ensenada, tourists they find the necessary infrastructure, the necessary facilities and, above all, with security”, he explained.

He explained that the growth of the industry has been such that currently 70% of Mexican wine emerges from Lower California and its eight wine valleys, and the Valle de Guadalupe, seat of the Congress, is one of the main ones, since it presents grape varieties that allow the product to be of increasingly better quality.

Ávila Olmeda said that work has been done to support producers and gave as an example the repeal of the 4.5% tax on the sale of wine in closed containers, as well as a recent agreement made with all related sectors, to protect the agricultural vocation of the Valle de Guadalupe and prevent the ecological balance from being lost.

The president of the CMV, Hans Backhoff, said: “We are excited to receive experts from around the world so they can learn about the work of Mexican talent that has allowed good wine to be made and drunk in our country today. We have a quality, ingenious and robust industry, the result of decades of work in the field and in the promotion of wineries”.


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