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Prime Minister Plenković Visits 30th Vinistra

Istria is the strongest tourist region, with the economy and quality of life at the highest level, and Vinistra confirms that.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković visited the 30th edition of Vinistra, which lasts until Sunday, May 12th. Accompanied by Minister of Agriculture Marija Vučković, Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac, Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica, Istria County Prefect Boris Miletić, and Mayor of Poreč Loris Peršurić, during a two-hour tour, he had conversations with exhibitors and Istrian winemakers.

"It is a pleasure to be in Poreč today for the 30th edition of Vinistra, which becomes richer every year with high-quality wines from excellent winemakers and vineyards. Earlier this week, Minister Vučković and I met with four regional wine organizations - Vinistra, Vina Dalmacije, Graševina Croatica, and Bregovita Hrvatska, representing all the regions where our hardworking winemakers cultivate vineyards and create fantastic wines, including indigenous varieties. In this context, it is extremely important to talk about Malvasia and Teran, which are Istrian brands. I must admit that the combination of wines, spirits, oils, and gastronomic offerings at Vinistra is evidence of why Istria is our strongest tourist region and why the economy and quality of life here are at the highest level. Congratulations to the organizers, the Vinistra association, and I am pleased that the Ministry of Agriculture has supported the event this year."

"He was impressed by the new visual identity of Vinistra and the modern exhibition spaces. The president of the Vinistra association, Luka Rossi, explained that the idea of ​​equal stands for all winemakers is based on unity, as well as the new logo of the association and the event. This year, wines are being tasted from Riedel glasses designed for Istrian Malvasia.

"Since the establishment of the association, the emphasis has been on continuously improving quality, especially with top-quality Istrian wines, particularly Malvasia and Teran. Over the past 30 years, Istria, with its indigenous varieties, has achieved wonders, which is evident year after year at our wine exhibition," Rossi emphasized.

Congratulating Vinistra on its great 30th anniversary, the Prime Minister didn't miss the opportunity for a group photo with the former presidents of Vinistra, including the first Ivica Matošević, the second Nikola Benvenuti, and the current Luka Rossi.

"Usually, former presidents don't get along with the current one, but I see that you in Istria have excellent relations," the Prime Minister said."