Pelješac Winemakers Impress at International Fair of Crafts and Entrepreneurship in Slovenia

Lauren Simmonds

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Pelješac winemakers up their game to attract as many Slovenian tourists to the southern Croatian region as possible.

As Dubrovnik Press Portal reports on the 18th of September, 2017, representatives of the Pelješac Wine Associations visited the International Fair of Crafts and Entrepreneurship (MOS), held in Celje, Slovenia, for the 50th time, and were present at the stand of the Croatian National Tourist Board.

In addition to impressing the Slovenes, a presentation is expected over the coming days in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in the Croatian capital of Zagreb to try to attract as many Plavac mali lovers as possible. This year’s target groups are wine journalists, restaurant owners and wine makers, for whom mini-bus transport will be organised, all in order to better promote and discover new partners for Pelješac’s winemakers. The Orebić Municipality Mayor Tomislav Ančić initiated the initiative for creating a wine catalog for winemakers from the Orebić area, which would greatly assist in the promotion of wine tourism in and around ​​Orebić.

As far as the fair in Celje is concerned, an impressive 1,478 exhibitors from 30 countries around the world were presented. The presentation of Croatian franchises in search of business partners in Slovenia was also organised within the fair.

State Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Tonči Glavina, praised the great tourism achievements that the Republic of Croatia managed to make happen this year, which was largely contributed to by Slovenian guests who are traditionally important for Croatia and Croatian tourism owing to the proximity of the two countries, as well as for visiting the numerous often otherwise overlooked continental destinations within the country, many of which will also be presented at the fair in Celje.


Translated from Dubrovnik Press Portal


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