Winemaking was declared intangible cultural heritage

14 December 2022

Winemaking was officially inscribed as an intangible cultural heritage element. In addition to putting Bulgaria on the wine map, this represents an important step towards the placement of special signage and opens new horizons for wine tourism.

Deputy Minister of Tourism prof. Mariela Modeva attended the official ceremony at the Ministry of Culture for the awarding of the certificates for inclusion in the National Representative List “Living Human Treasures – 2022”. This year, six new items were inscribed on the National Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, some of them related to wine production. All of them are an important resource for the development of sustainable cultural tourism that promotes the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Bulgaria.   

The event was attended by the Deputy Ministers of Culture Prof. Borislava Taneva, PhD, and Assoc. Prof. Plamen Slavov, PhD, Plamena Zayachka, PhD, Adviser to the Minister of Tourism, members of the National Council for Intangible Cultural Heritage to the Minister of Culture and the Regional Expert Network for Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO Emanuela Tomova, district governors and mayors.

Traditional winemaking, wine traditions and local culinary products are the basis of the wine and culinary destinations developed by the Ministry of Tourism as a significant part of our lifestyle and culture, as well as for the development of wine tourism. This was also the main topic of the round table organized by the Ministry of Tourism, with a broad representation of the industry and business, as well as of the joint working group established between the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and experts, which continues to work on opportunities for the promotion of Bulgarian tourism, culture and agriculture at home and abroad.

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