Agriculture Minister boasts of Bulgaria’s wine export performance

Michael DriesNews

More than 50 million litres of wine of the 130 million produced in Bulgaria in 2015 will go to exports, Agriculture and Food Minister Dessislava Taneva said on February 14 2016.

Taneva was speaking a ritual vine-cutting ceremony at the Bessa Valley winery in the village of Ognyanovo in the Pazardzhik region on the day that Bulgaria marks the feast of Trifon Zarezan, dedicated to vineyard traditions.

She said that this level of exports had been achieved in spite of the limited market in Russia, and she added that Bulgaria had marked a record increase in exports to countries including China, the UK and Germany.

“These are countries whose consumers have high demands and the fact that exports succeed in such markets suggests that Bulgaria produces exceptional quality wines and confirms the professionalism of all those working in the field of viticulture and winemaking,” Taneva said.

(Quelle: Bulgarias wine export)