Published On: Mon, Jun 6th, 2016

“Winery was never a temporary project”

WineryWILLEMSTAD - The Curacao Winery has never been a temporary project. This is according to the winery in an interview with the media. Their statement is completely against the press release emitted by the Curacao Airport Partners (CAP)  last weekend. CAP stated in their press release that the winery at Hato was always meant as a short-term test project.

“Prolonged use was always out of the question,” says CAP. “CAP had allowed the winery-test to occur at the airport because it was limited in size to just a couple of acres; it was to be of a very short duration; and it would facilitate the proof of concept for another economic activity for Curaçao. CAP has fulfilled its commitment to the winery, and to the economic interest of Curaçao, by allowing the proof of concept test to be conducted and completed without ever receiving compensation for the use of this property.

The Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority stated that there is an increased number of birds because the winery and thus the risk of a bird strike has increased drastically. According to the Winery this is not true.

CAP is now demanding that the winery be moved after the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority disagreed with the vineyard being so close to the airport.

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