Interesting experiences await visitors at Ninh Thuan grapevine trellis contest hinh anh 1The grape variety of NH01-152 grown in Ninh Thuan province (Photo: VNA)
Ninh Thuan (VNA) – A contest of beautiful grapevine trellises will take place as part of the coming Ninh Thuan Grape - Wine Festival 2023 in the southern central province, promising interesting experiences for visitors.

The Ninh Thuan Grape - Wine Festival 2023 is slated for June 13 - 18.

Dang Kim Cuong, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the first ever grapevine trellis contest, one of the main activities of the festival, will bring about numerous exciting experiences for grape farmers, local residents, and visitors.

The department has coordinated with localities and farmers to select 13 sites, cooperatives, and farms with beautiful trellises for the contest, he said, adding that they prioritise the gardens growing new varieties and applying high technology.

Interesting experiences await visitors at Ninh Thuan grapevine trellis contest hinh anh 2A farmer tends to his grape garden in Phuoc Thuan commune of Ninh Phuoc district, Ninh Thuan province. (Photo: VNA)
Notably, the contest is open to visitors’ voting. Participating farmers will produce videos in which they give detailed information about the addresses, areas and varieties, along with images of their grape gardens. The videos will be posted on the social media fanpage of the contest organising board. Votes and shares from visitors and internet users will be part of the total scores.

The activity is expected to help popularise images of the Ninh Thuan grapes and provide visitors with information on sites with beautiful grapevine trellises. Awards will be presented on June 16.

Ninh Thuan is currently home to more than 1,000ha of grape farming, mainly in Ninh Phuoc, Ninh Hai, Ninh Son and Thuan Nam districts, and Phan Rang - Thap Cham city. It supplies about 26,000 - 28,000 tonnes of fresh grapes to the market each year.

Grape cultivation accounts for only 3 - 3.5% of the total farmland but 20% of the crop production value in the province, statistics show./.