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Cuban winemakers meet in Holguin
The production of wine is a tradition in many Holguin families. Photo: Amauris Betancourt (Archive)
The National Festival of Artisan Winemakers has its headquarters today in the city of Holguin, with the participation of some 200 manufacturers of the ancestral drink rooted in Cuba since the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

During the meeting, which will run until February 23 at ExpoHolguín Exhibition Center, located in the modern area of ​​the eastern city, varieties of liquor will be exhibited, including red, pink, dry, white and sweet.

The event will also be a space for the exchange of experiences between producers and the socialization of initiatives, among them the production of liquors for medicinal purposes, using as raw material the cherry, the ginger, the majagua, fundamentally.

The Festival, organized by the Club de Vinicultores Bayado de Holguín, will also show the public the drinks of Marañón and Rosas Rojas, among the most demanded by consumers.

Ignacio Díaz, owner of the Díaz Cimarro winery, told the Cuban News Agency that the event will also discuss research projects and initiatives to protect the environment promoted by producers, including the recycling of glass bottles.

Club Bayado was founded in 1994 and is distinguished by the use of unconventional tropical fruits and spices, including chili, pumpkin, orange, eggplant and tamarind for wine making.

(With information from the Cuban News Agency)

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