Rheinland-Pfalz showcases viniculture achievements in Vietnam

09:11 | 27/11/2019 Companies

(VEN) - Two recent seminars in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi introduced Vietnamese enterprises to the long-standing viniculture and wine making tradition in Rheinland-Pfalz.

rheinland pfalz showcases viniculture achievements in vietnam

A Rheinland-Pfalz official introduces the German state and its economic strengths to Vietnamese companies at a seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 19

The state is the top grape growing region in Germany for both white and red wines, which are produced in 6 areas: AHR, MITTELRHEIN, NAHE, MOSEL, PFALZ and RHEINHESSEN.

Outstanding wines from Rheinland-Pfalz contribute around 90 percent of the 1 million hectoliters of German wine that is exported, the seminars highlighted.

There are many famous grape varieties from Germany that were introduced by seminar organizers. A wine expert informed the audience about the famous wine making process in Rheinland Pfalz, the typical and the general conditions of grape cultivation as well as choosing suitable wines for typical Vietnamese typical cuisine.

The seminars also opened new opportunities for intensified cooperation between businesses from the German state and Vietnam in the viniculture sector.

rheinland pfalz showcases viniculture achievements in vietnam

Mosel, the world famous grape growing region in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz (photo courtesy of the Rheinland-Pfalz administration)

In recent decades, the Vietnamese wine market has grown exponentially and is said to be among the fastest in Asia. Consumption has grown by 10 – 15 per cent each year, and a wide range of wines from different countries are available in Vietnam. Hence, the German state and its businesses recognize the potential for promoting their products in Vietnam and offering more Vietnamese consumers premium Made-in-Germany wines.

The seminars were organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Winegrowing of the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, business representatives of Rheinland-Pfalz in Vietnam, the Schmidt Vidothek and Silverlight companies, and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce Vietnam. They were held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 19 and in Hanoi on November 21.

Located in the heart of Europe and surrounded by the neighbouring countries of France, Luxembourg and Belgium,

the State of Rheinland-Pfalz has established itself as an internationally successful, future-oriented business location.

The state ranks first for wine production in Germany – about 70% of all German wines. Ahr, Mittelrhein, Mosel, Nahe

as well as the Pfalz and Rhinehessen regions are world famous for their viniculture.

The State of Rheinland-Pfalz has established its Business Representation since January 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City at

the Deutsches Haus. The office aims to strengthen exchanges and economic collaboration between Rheinland-Pfalz

and Vietnam.

My Phung