1. The president declares that “Catalan wines are rated very highly in the international market”
  2. President Aragonès officiates at the conclusion of the General Assembly of the Catalan Wine Association

In his speech closing the General Assembly of the Catalan Wine Association, the acting president of the Government of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès i Garcia, said that “Catalonia is an agrifood leader in many types of products, including wine products”. The head of the Executive made these comments during the annual assembly of the Catalan Wine Association, which appointed its president and the new board of directors for the next four years. Eugeni Llos, the director of Celler Perelada, took over from Valentí Roqueta, who has led the Association for the last decade.

Aragonès also said that “the last few years have seen many challenges, but great results,” and “Catalan wines have enhanced their reputation and are rated very highly in the international market,” although “it seems that we still have a long way to go.”

During the event, the head of the Government mentioned Catalonia’s status as World Region of Gastronomy next year, and said “it will give us opportunities and raise the profile of our country’s products,” and will help to “reinforce the culture of wine in Catalonia and the appreciation of Catalan wine products.”

Aragonès declared that “the Government has worked shoulder to shoulder with you,” and that “support for exports will continue,” so that “the international market values an excellent product like Catalonia’s wines”. He concluded his speech by thanking “the entire sector for its willingness to work together”. “You represent much more than an excellent product – you represent an age-old culture of many generations that have gone before you,” he concluded.

David Mascort i Subiranas, the Minister for Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda, was also present on behalf of the Government.