Gubadli was home to some 30,000 people prior to the occupation, when the economic backbone of district was grain-growing, cattle-breeding, tobacco-cultivation, sericulture and vine-growing
. Two grape processing plants, one butter and cheese factory, one asphalt plant, one incubator-poultry farm, one fishery, one stone quarry, marble quarry, a branch of Azerbaijan 'Neftqazavtomat' experimental plant and others functioned in the district.
The geographical unit for the production of Skalicky Rubin in and near Skalica covers an area of about 50 square kilometres and is located at the foot of the White Carpathians.The area's inhabitants have been using these conditions to cultivate grape vines since the 9th century, as confirmed by vine-growing
implements in archaeological finds at Kopenica.
On the other hand, the annual global solar radiation value, estimated at 110-125 kcal/[cm.sup.2], the sun exposure of approximately 2,000 h, and between 3,300[degrees]C and 3,400[degrees]C representing the total of annual temperatures above 0[degrees]C--which include between 3,000[degrees]C and 3,100[degrees]C as the total of annual temperatures above 5[degrees]C--prove to be beneficial for the complete vine-growing
"Negotino is the municipality with the largest number of wineries per capita in Macedonia and we, as local authorities, in cooperation with the Government and the Ministry of Agriculture, will continue with the activities to retain our image of a respectable vine-growing
region," said Apostolov.
"I believe that we have and we will have positive implications both for the vine-growing
, wine-growers, firms, private sector and the Republic of Macedonia, which will help overcome the problem with the distribution of grapes," said Nikola Stamenov, President of the Federation of Farmers.
Bulgaria will receive EUR 133 M from the European Union, which will subsidize vine-growing
and wine production under a new operational program.
Cornel Dicu, State Secretary with the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture:" We are close to reaching 20,000 hectares of new plantations, obtained under the vine-growing
re-conversion and restructuring programme.
Reichenau is Germany's southernmost vine-growing
area, due to a relatively high sunshine duration--1250 hours on average from May to October.
Like other producer countries, France also called for planting rights in the vine-growing
sector to be maintained.
Visitors will be able to sample wine from Germany's 13 vine-growing
regions and taste sausages with sauerkraut and mustard.
Today there are more than 100 champagne houses and 15,000 smaller vine-growing
producers operating in Champagne and they manage some 32,000 hectares of vineyards in the region, employing more than 10,000 people.