$62,500 grant for local wine festival
The Fête des vendanges Magog-Orford has received a grant of $62,500 from the Quebec ministries of Tourism and Agriculture. The festival, in its 22nd edition, has been growing since it began. It now takes place over two weekends, September 5th to the 7th and the next one, at Point Merry, in Magog. With over one hundred producers on site, this gourmet rendez-vous is another invitation to discover the quality of the local products.
Present at the ‘partners’ evening for the festival, Orford MNS Pierre Reid commented: “The Eastern Townships region is known for its famous agricultural and gourmet food tourism. This rendez- vous is one of those events that highlights local products and the passion and savoir-faire of Quebecois artisans. I hope there are many visitors who participate in these festivities that generate tourist revenues for our region.”
“This event is a good reason to spend the week-end in the magnificent Eastern Townships. This festival is a hymn to good food and good wine. It is a chance to discover a multitude of products in a festive atmosphere. I salute the organizers who have worked hard to make it a unique experience for festival goers,” said the Minister of Tourism, Dominique Vien.
“The Fete des vendanges Magog-Orford is an important agrotourism activity in the Eastern Townships and
one of the largest gourmet events in Quebec. It is a major rendez-vous for the promotion of the wine sector as well as other enterprises that participate. It is a showcase of excellence for Quebec products,” added the Minister of Agriculture, Pierre Paradis.
$ 37,500 of the grant came from the ministry of Tourism while the other $25,000 came from the ministry of Agriculture.