Wine tourism in Spain every day becomes more and more popular in Spain. Besides, the enoturizm is one of the most important products in a diversification and decrease in seasonality in the tourist directions of Spain.
In 2013 винодельни and wine routes of the country visited nearly 1,7 million tourists. It for 18 % more than in previous year. Such data were published in the report "Review of wine routes", Diego Ortega (Diego Ortega), the president of Association of the wine cities of Spain (Asociacion Espanola de Ciudades del Vino).
For comparison, in 2013 rest to Tenerife was chosen by about 4 million tourists.
According to Ortega’s report, these figures represent the greatest growth of sector since 2009 and "let know that wine tourism continues to raise and remain very important tourist direction in all Spain".
The president of Association of the wine cities of Spain made the report during an awards ceremony of fourteen winners of the second Award of Enoturizm and Wine routes of Spain (II Premios de Enoturismo Rutas del Vino de Espana), taken place one of these days.
Isabel Borrego (Isabel Borrego) took part in rewarding the state secretary on tourism, She emphasized an important role which is played by wine routes (Rutas del Vino de Espana) in the Spanish sector of tourism. Borrego marked out that "routes became the most important product of the Spanish tourism."
At ceremony, also there was Fernando Burgaz (Fernando Jose Burgaz), the Food Industry Minister. He noted positive interrelation between the food industry and tourism at which the gastronomy can become a motive power in economy.