STA, 21 August 2020 - A wine fountain spurting the Dolenjska-grown wine Cviček was opened in Šmarjeta on Friday, a move designed to promote wine making and further boost tourism in the thermal retreat town. The ribbon was cut by President Borut Pahor, who said he was "in awe of the moment we're witnessing".
Pahor's office said the president was truly happy to be able to meet people after a long time. He expressed gratitude to mayors across the country who forged innovative plans for the future while facing the coronavirus pandemic in their communities.
Slovenia is a perfect fit for sustainable development, the president said, this is noticed by all visitors and makes the country better known abroad.
The fountain, modelled after a very popular beer fountain in Žalec, cost EUR 140,000, with about 80% of the funds coming from the EU regional development fund.
The fountain has four automated taps featuring Cviček and three other locally produced wines.