“Vinho Verde” Export
The export of Portuguese green wine (vinho verde) reached 50% of sales in 2016, a "record" figure, according to the Region's Viticulture Commission [Comissão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes (CRVV)], which this year wants to invest in new markets such as Russia and Japan.
2016 is the record export year, a goal that Manuel Pinheiro, the president of CRVV, had been pursuing for some years. For this year, the CRVV plans to invest about 3 million euros in export markets, mainly in the United States of America and Germany. Manuel Pinheiro, President of the CRVV said that until September 2016, the US was the foreign market that most bought Portuguese green wine.