Sanlúcar de Barrameda, August 26, 2020. – The VOX coordinator in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Maria del Carmen Infantes, has expressed its concern about the serious crisis that the Sanluqueño wine sector, of great importance for the economy of the municipality. A situation that could be further aggravated if it were to disappear the Denomination of Origin Manzanilla de Sanlúcar.

Accompanied by a group of affiliates, Infantes has visited the Manzanilla Museum (housed in the facilities of Bodegas Barbadillo) where a sample of wine labels collected by the collector Francisco Odero, Jerez-born and based in Sanlúcar, is exhibited. In it are exhibited more than 130,000 labels and 6,000 bottles of wine.

During the visit, the VOX coordinator in Sanlúcar had the opportunity to exchange impressions with Odero on an issue of vital importance for the Sanluqueña economy as is the difficult moment that the wine sector is experiencing. Infantes regrets the lack of subsidies and support, on the part of public administrations, both to the winemakers and to the owners of the vineyards. "This crisis has been evident for years with the pressing loss of warehouses in the municipality ”says the local coordinator of the training.

For VOX, the disappearance of the Designation of Origin of Chamomile it would be a serious blow, not only for one of the most important economic resources of the town, but it would entail the loss of one of the main hallmarks of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

Finally, from VOX Sanlúcar we appreciate the effort and perseverance with which Francisco Odero is creating a legacy, of incalculable value, which includes, among others, the story of our essence, the Manzanilla.



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