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Fenavinho is featured in the Municipal Council of Bento

First president of the National Wine Festival, Moysés Luiz Michelon occupied the floor of the Chamber during the Ordinary Session this Monday (10) Bento Gonçalves is today denominated as National Capital of Wine. The city is a pioneer in Brazil in the development of wine tourism and belongs to the Serra Gaúcha, the most important wine region in Brazil, accounting for about 85% of the national wine production.

Today, the charming municipality hosts the National Wine Evaluation, the largest event of its kind in the wine sector and also the Brazil Wine Challenge, both events accredited by the International Organization of Grapes and Wine - OIV and the International Union of Winemakers - UIOE .
All these achievements and acknowledgments, however, have had their embryo for about 50 years. The birth of Fenavinho - National Wine Festival in 1967, designed the town of Bento Gonçalves nationally, and made the municipality the Brazilian Wine Capital.

To rescue the memory of the party and as preparations for the next edition of the event, scheduled for 2019, a series of actions occur in the year of its fiftieth anniversary. One of them was the Ordinary Session of the Municipal Council of Bento Gonaçalves held on Monday, 10, which was attended by the president of the first edition of the National Wine Fest, Moyses Luiz Michelon.

Fenavinho was founded in 1967 to promote Brazilian wine and to bring together the different wine regions of the country. In his address, Michelon recalled the beginning of this story and the challenges faced over five decades. "The year 2017 should not be just a year of reflection, but a year that will definitely mark the beginning of Fenavinho. Always in any human or business activity the difficulties arise and they are only overcome with creativity, innovation and work. If nothing is done about Fenavinho, nothing will happen, and Fenavinho, who is asleep, will not revive. Bento Gonçalves can not let that happen, "he said.

At the time, Michelon delivered copies of a report on the event drafted by his board of directors in 1969. According to him, at the time of its first release, only 15 copies were printed on an alcohol mimeograph due to lack of resources.