(ANSA) - ROME, MARCH 22 - A solidarity project for the relaunch of the Wine Roads of Ukraine.
From the Euganean Hills comes a proposal for the reconstruction of the rural territories battered by the war through the rebirth of organized wine tourism itineraries and their valorisation in terms of tourism.
Starting from the enhancement of native vines.
The proposal comes from the National Association of Wine Cities.
There are seven Wine Roads born in Ukraine in 2018, which immediately proved to be functional and strategic for the enhancement of places, landscapes and products, so much so that they were presented as a tourist product at the Bit Borsa Internazionale del Turismo in Milan, before the pandemic.
"It is a question of giving an immediate, strong and concrete response to the many rural territories compromised by war events on the basis of solidarity with this country and on the basis of the experience and professionalism developed in this sector" underlines the president of Città del Vino, Angelo Radica.
Overall, the hectares of vineyards in Ukraine were 41,300 before the war for a total production of 1.33 million dihectolitres.
Not many but significant, underlines Città del Vino, in the region of Transcarpathia which borders with Slovakia and above all in the southern regions near Odessa, and the area south of the Dnieper river near Kherson where the conflict has had a very strong impact, and precisely in these areas the Strade del Vino were particularly concentrated.
There are over 180 vines grown in Ukraine: among the autochthonous Telti Kuruk and Odessa Chornyi, but also international vines, including Georgian and Moldavian ones, are well suited to Ukrainian viticulture.