The northern region of Trentino Alto Adige will invest €1.2m (US$1.5m) in the local wine promotion plan Progetto Vino this year.

For 2002 and 2003, total investment in Progetto Vino was €1.8m. The plan, promoted by Trento Chamber of Commerce, will be organised for the first time by local tourism promotion agency Trentino S.p.A.

This year, the plan will focus on four areas, namely the promotion of wines produced in the region, improvement of their quality, the organisation of wine fairs and other wine-related events, and communication.

The 2004 edition of Trentino Alto Adige wine and art festival Vinart will be held in Avio, Isera, Mezzolombardo, Calavino, Volano and Cembra. The festival will be inaugurated at the Teatro sociale di Trento theatre on 21 May 2004.