Wines of Alentejo head to the United Kingdom to present the Sustainability Program and are the highlight of a sector event

More than a dozen Alentejo producers present a sustainable production method in one of the region's main export markets.

The Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA) headed to the United Kingdom to make the Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Program (WASP) known to hundreds of retailers, sommeliers and other wine buyers. The Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) events took place on September 18th, in London, and on September 20th, in Manchester, and the region's sustainable production method was taken as an example, having been highlighted in the initiatives.

In this, which is the 18th edition of SITT, 12 producers who hold sustainable production certification were present, which is seen as a seal of authenticity and international recognition.

For complying with more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable practices, producers such as Herdade dos Grous have made a name for themselves; Tapada de Coelheiros; Herdade da Lisboa; Parras Wines; Quinta do Paral; Herdade da Malhadinha Nova; Rocim; Adega Mayor; Spur; Herdade dos Lagos; Casa Relvas and Casa Clara. The event also featured the participation of João Barroso, coordinator of PSVA, who, together with Julia Harding, one of the most influential and respected personalities in the world of wine, was responsible for the masterclass “Wines of Alentejo: Unique wines by nature, unique by nature."

Remember that the WASP is an initiative that was born in 2015, and that places the Alentejo region as a pioneer in the implementation of sustainable agriculture measures, being the only sustainable production certification seal in Portugal recognized internationally. The PSVA already has more than 640 members covering around 60% of the Alentejo wine region, corresponding to 13 thousand 464 hectares, and currently 16 producers have received the sustainable production seal.


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