The national president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has recognized that Spain is «the first vineyard in the world», with 940,000 hectares, planted, and is the second largest producer of wine, and has proposed a series of measures to promote a sector «that has problems» which have intensified «in recent years».
Thus, the national leader of the PP, who visited some vineyards of the D.O. Ribera del Duero in the town of Roa de Duero in Burgos, referred, among the problems of this sector, to tariffs on exports to the US, the pandemic, the crisis of raw materials and supplies, the war in Ukraine, limitations on trade with Russia or drought and low production.
Therefore, Núñez Feijóo, who has been accompanied by the regional president of the PP and the Junta, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, has indicated that the situation of this sector «forces» to raise a series of proposals, specifically four.
Thus, he referred to the need to support the sector for its internationalization because Spain is a country «surplus in wine production» and these wines must be exported «with added value and with adequate prices».
Also, from the PP are proposed new campaigns to promote wine, «reasonable consumption campaigns» because, according to Núñez Feijóo, «we must stop demonizing their consumption» which should be a «reasonable consumption», while remembering that wine is a food «and therefore it must be consumed properly and not treated with frivolity».
In addition, the leader of the ‘popular’ has advocated using wine «as a tourist claim» to be paired with rural establishments and wine tourism routes.
According to Núñez Feijóo, «this is an economic sector that also has additional values» such as maintaining the rural environment, the rural population and fighting climate change.
During his speech to the media, the national leader of the PP wanted to recognize «the thousands of people who are harvesting in Spain» who «prove a hard and very intense work».