The Municipality of Aristotle in Halkidiki, in northern Greece, and Municipality of Friborg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, agreed on the creation of a wine network between the two cities.
A bilateral agreement has been signed by the municipality of Aristotle Stylianos Valianos and his German counterpart Stefan Breiter at a recent event that took place at a vineyard in Megali Panagia, Halkidiki, attended by local wine producers, travel agents, local authorities and media representatives.
By signing the agreement, the two municipalities are concluding a year of discussions on ways to develop joint actions around wine and to exchange wine products.
“This agreement will link Friborg and Mount Athos and will become the starting point for joint wine tourism initiatives as well as cultural, scientific and educational activities … We are investing in the creation of a wine identity which will become the basis for the organization of educational activities for local producers of food and wine, ”said the mayor of Aristotle.
During their visit to Halkidiki, Freiburg officials toured local vineyards and vineyards in the Mount Athos region and visited landmarks such as the ancient Stagire, the traditional settlements of Arnea and Megali Panagia. and the archaeological sites of Ierissos and Ouranoupoli.
They also had the opportunity to participate in experiential activities such as meals with wine products; visit monasteries on Mount Athos and attend wine pairing events.
Aiming to promote local vineyards and wine, the Municipality of Aristotle will continue to seek new networking opportunities. Its officials are already in talks with the community of Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux, France, and regions of the Iberian Peninsula.
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