LAG “Central Istria” together with The Development Company of Parnon S.A. as the lead partner and additional partners from Italy and Spain has started the preparation for the implementation of the project Malvasia Myth through the new Programming Period CLLD/LEADER 2014-2020. The aim of this cooperation is the emergence and spread of wine culture, as well as the interconnection of the tourist identity of the regions with their traditional products that have quality, reputation and are directly linked to the region for the development of gastronomic tourism. The partnership includes partners from Malvasia wine production areas and will be focused on the following actions: research and documentation, the creation of transnational brand Malvasia, electronic promotion, exchange of visits, events.
After the initial meeting of the partners in December 2017 in Monemvasia, Greece, partners met again from 17th to 20th of May in Parma, Italy with LAG del Ducato sconsri as the host. In addition to the project planning workshops and the tour of the important wine areas of the region, the event included the 23rd edition of the Malvasia Festival, which brought together many wine producers from Italy and partner countries. LAG “Central Istria” presented its’ region with malvasia wine of some of the most know producers – Damijanić, Benvenuti, Fakin, Arman, Ferenac together with Pazinski cukerančić. Partners had the chance to taste the wines, combine the wines with the traditional pastry as well as see and experience first hand its’ preparation which was acquainted as the Croatian intangible cultural good. The next meeting is planned for the spring of 2019 in Istria, Croatia during the famous Vinistra fair in Poreč.