The eighth edition of the “Wine and Gourmet” Festival was extremely successful. It will be remembered for the record number of participants, visitors and tastings.
There were 67 participants in the event – 42 wine producers and 21 food producers. There were also 4 accompanying participants. 55% is the growth of participants compared to the most successful year 2021 (26 participants). The organizers emphasize that the interest of the new participants – wine producers and food producers in participating in the festival is very high.
The number of tastings over 53,000 was also a record, 13,000 more than the most successful year so far, 2021.
For the first year, the event was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism. During the festival, their information desk was located in the “Ivan Chernozemski” House.
This year, the beginning of the celebration was given by the girls’ choir formation “Evmolpeia”. Officials welcomed the participants and visitors: Mr. Lyubozar Fratev – Chairman of the Tourism Council – Plovdiv, Prof. Mariela Modeva – Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Ilin Dimitrov – Chairman of the Committee on Tourism in the 47th National Assembly, Mr. Alexander Durzhikov – Chairman of the Municipal Council – Plovdiv, Mr. Plamen Panov – Deputy. Mayor of “Culture, Archeology and Tourism” in the Municipality of Plovdiv, Prof. Dr. Plamen Mollov – Rector of the University of Food Technologies, Associate Professor Elena Kantareva-Decheva – Acting Director of the Municipal Institute “Ancient Plovdiv”.
The surveys also give feedback to the organizers in several directions: According to the respondents, “The organization of the festival was perfect”, “The festival should be more days”, and with “A longer time range for the tastings”.
The event is financed by the Annual Tourism Development Program of the Municipality of Plovdiv for 2022.
The organizers of the festival are “Tourism Council – Plovdiv” and the Municipality of Plovdiv with the active cooperation of OI “Ancient Plovdiv”, University of Food Technologies – Plovdiv and all partners participating in the wine festival, as well as the institutions related to culture and art in the city .
Sponsors of the event were: “Techno Aktash”, “Dimitar Madzharov-2” EOOD and “Actual Industries” OOD.
Partners of the festival were: Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv, Regional History Museum – Plovdiv, “Business for Plovdiv” Association, “Djurkovi” Gallery, “Mihalkovo” Mineral Water Bottling Company, Enko Plastics, Ice Age, Frank Marten Players, Devicheska choir formation “Evmolpeia”, “Youth BG” Association, ETN host.
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