As part of the One Town One Product Program of the Provincial Government of Tarlac, the Municipality of Moncada puts its sweet potato harvests to innovative use – fine wine.
Sweet potato products in Moncada began in 2004. Under then-MayorLita Aquino’s administration, sweet potato delicacies were produced and sold in the market, but only until 2007. In 2010, selected employees of the local government under Mayor Benito Aquino were sent to learn the basics of winemaking at the Tarlac College of Agriculture in Camiling, Tarlac; thus, the birth of Don Benito Sweet Potato Wine.
Sweet potatoes from five different barangays in Moncada are naturally processed and fermented to produce two varieties of wine – Classic Dry and Fruit Blend, both with 13.6% alcohol content.Now improving its facilities with the help of the Department of Science and Technology, the local government of Moncada aims to mass produce sweet potato wine and come up with more globally competitive varieties in the future.
As they say, you are cordially invited to try Moncada’s very own Don Benito Sweet Potato Wine!
For inquiries and orders:
Contact No.: +63 916 4591 785
Contact Person: Ms. Via Bagamaspad