Farmers harvest grapes in the central province of Ninh Thuan. (Photo: VNA)

Ninh Thuan (VNA) – A fair promoting grapes, wine and cuisines in central Ninh Thuan province was opened on September 27.

Some 120 booths include 30 marketing local grape products, wines, and handicraft items and 90 others displaying commercial products from other localities.

The fair will run till October 1. It is held ahead of the “Grapes and Wines Festival-Ninh Thuan 2016” which will take place from September 29-October 1.

The festival looks to create opportunities for grapes farmers, businesses and consumers to meet and seek partners.

The central province of Ninh Thuan has the largest vineyards in Vietnam, with 2,500 ha mainly in Ninh Phuoc and Ninh Hai districts and Phan Rang-Thap Cham City.

In February 2012, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) issued Decision No.194 certifying the geographical indication of Ninh Thuan grape products, which helps raise the value of Ninh Thuan grapes on the market.-VNA