On Tuesday, July 6, at the Almansa Tourist Office, the Founding Assembly for the constitution of the “ALMANSA WINE ROUTE” Association was held.
Some thirty people representing all the sectors that will be part of the route: accommodation, restaurants, travel agencies, active tourism companies, wineries of the Almansa Designation of Origin, political representatives, G.A.L. Monte Ibérico-Corredor de AlmansaThe creation of this entity, which is presented as an opportunity to lead all sectors based on a common objective: to promote tourism in the D.O. Almansa territory, was made possible.
First of all, the constitution of the Association “Ruta del Vino Almansa” was made official, whose objective will be the valorization and promotion of the wine tourism destinations and companies that make it up. Afterwards, the Bylaws that will govern the Association throughout its history were approved.
The day continued with the constitution of the Board of Directors. In accordance with its bylaws, and through a voting system, the Board of Directors was constituted as follows:
- 3 representatives of City Councils.
- 1 representative of the Local Action Group Monte Ibérico Corredor de Almansa.
- 1 representative of the Almansa Denomination of Origin.
- 1 winery representative.
- 1 lodging representative.
- 1 representative of Restaurants.
- 1 representative of other tourism activities (commerce, active tourism company, various activities, etc.).
In this way, a Board of Directors represented by all the agents involved in the wine tourism activity of the D.O. Almansa territory is formed. A total of 9 associates, whose mission will be to work and ensure the proper functioning of the Association and the promotion of tourism in the region.
Afterwards, and by unanimous vote of the Assembly, the President was elected, a position that went to the representative of Denominación de Origen Almansa, Mr. Adolfo Cano López. In a brief speech he expressed his satisfaction, after years of work, for the constitution of the “Almansa Wine Route Association”, thanking the effort and commitment of all sectors involved in wine tourism in the region. He added that from now on, with the election of the Board of Directors, a work team will be formed, whose main objective will be to promote and publicize the charming places of this route, achieving the differentiation and enhancement of the singularities that the territory possesses.
Having closed all the items on the Agenda, the Association begins its life cycle, where it can be stated with certainty that the Almansa Wine Route is already a reality.