Local wine producer Federico’ Island Wine based in Victorias City was named Best Bignay Wine in the Tropical Wine Competition hosted by the Department of Science and Technology South Luzon Cluster on November 11, 2009 at SM City Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.
Federico’s bested other six finalists in the Bignay Category from other regions. Bignay (Bugnay) grows in the wild and are handpicked and naturally fermented. Bignay wine has a rich, fruity flavor and aroma. It is clear and dark plum in appearance and has 13 percent alcohol content achieved through natural fermentation.
Aside from the Bignay Wine, Federico’s also has Duhat and Pineapple Wine. The wine makes a good Christmas gift even Manila-based EchoStore carries Federico’s wine in its special Green Basket gift set. Locally, Federico’s Island wine is available at Fresh Start Organic Stores and Merci’s Pasalubong Center.