Wine Industry in Yeongcheon
- Yeongcheon meets wines.
- Source: 07.05.18 TBC The world met in the morning
Sour and sweet tastes of black and appetizing bunch of grapes Let's enjoy grapes through wine that are good as they are Today, we invite you to the charm of its light scents and tastes. Yeongcheon the city with the largest production of grapes in the country. Yeongcheon produces 11% of national products with annual quantity of 37,000 ton in total planted areas of 2,180m and it even comes with great tastes. “Yeongcheon produces grapes equivalent to 1 person for 4 bunches of grapes. 97% of grapes are sold as fruits.” Grapes. They were only enjoyed as fruits so far. Well, it is time to meet wines with deeper tastes and aroma. It not only satisfies our tastes but also helps incomes for the farms. “We should build a new industry with wines and that is the way for Korean wine producer to live well and creating new value-added industries, it is time to change to wines.” “Good wines are created from good grapes and I believe that upgraded Korean wines probably will take the role of creating new customers.” Currently, there are two vineyards in Yeongcheon, and these are created by the cooperation between farmers and universities, administrative bodies. It was founded in 2003 by 1,100 farmers and one university. It is still in early stage but brewing skills have improved and succeeded in producing red wines using Campbell-breed after many tries. The product was launched last week in success. “Well, can you say that the color is very transparent and displays red color?” “Yes. Not only that but the aroma is as what the farmers have cultivated. The reason that the color is such red and transparent is believed to be the unique features of Yeongcheon, and it is about making wines by making the most use of it.” Superior color and aroma and the taste is much special. It features strong sweet tastes by making the most use of the unique flavor of our grapes. That is why they say that those novices in wine tasting can easily enjoy the wines. They plan to produce more types of wines based on technologies. Well! This was founded in last June by partnership between 5 local growers. They use three types of grapes at present and they are wild grapes, MBA, Campbell. 60,000 bottles of red-wine have been produced and launched. They plan to produce white wines and pink-colored Rose wine as well as Ice wine that are becoming popular recently. “We started the business with the mind of producing wines meeting the taste of Koreans with the fruit familiar to us and with its aroma.” Yeongcheon Wine. The first sign was successfully launched. However, the real beginning starts from now. Steady supply of grapes - the materials for wines - are being talked about. It is because the differences between supplies and price differences since the stability of cheaper imports and shipping large quantity during harvest season. The quick change in wine market is something to consider as well. Recently, import for wines as well as fruit wines increased and the consumers' tastes are changing as well, therefore, continued market analysis and technology developments are essential. Most of all, it is important to develop differentiated wines satisfying our own tastes. We should also think about synergy effects of wine and not just focus on producing and selling wines. Creating vineyards as tourist attractions as in foreign countries. Not only that, we should break through the bias that wine goes with western foods but develop our own traditional foods that go well with wines and promoting these will be serve a double purposes. “I believe that when local specialities, local tourism are connected with this then it will not only vitalize local economies but also provide an opportunity to vitalize the farms and farmers.” Farmers, wine producers and administrative bodies as well as academies should cooperate. Add efforts and mind to become the best to the above and Yeongcheon Wine will advance to the World! I believe that it is not too difficult to achieve.