The opening ceremony of the 1st Azerbaijan grape and wine festival took place in Shamakhi
The festival was jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Executive Power of the Shamakhi region, the Regional Development Public Union, the State Tourism Agency and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The aim of the project is to promote local production of grapes and wine, increase the export potential of wine products, and bring the history of wine production in Azerbaijan to the general public.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the festival organized on the territory of the Shirvan Sereblary LLC viticulture and wine-making complex, the head of the Shamakhi region’s executive authority, Tair Mammadov, noted that Shamakha, which since ancient times was the birthplace of poetry and music, is also known as one of our regions in which it developed viticulture. He said that in Shamakhi, which has kept this tradition for many years, both large enterprises and small family farms are being created.