Europe

Syrian refugee crowned German 'wine queen'

  • Being crowned by her predecessor, 26-year-old former Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno is crowned, becoming the first former refugee in Germany to be crowned Wine Queen of Trier,  in the town of Trier, southern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.  Ninorta Bahno was a Syrian refugee who fled to Germany in 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Being crowned by her predecessor, 26-year-old former Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno is crowned, becoming the first former refugee in Germany to be crowned Wine Queen of Trier, in the town of Trier, southern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Ninorta Bahno was a Syrian refugee who fled to Germany in 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

  • Being crowned by her predecessor, 26-year-old former Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno is crowned, becoming the first former refugee in Germany to be crowned Wine Queen of Trier,  in the town of Trier, southern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.  Ninorta Bahno was a Syrian refugee who fled to Germany in 2012.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Being crowned by her predecessor, 26-year-old former Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno is crowned, becoming the first former refugee in Germany to be crowned Wine Queen of Trier, in the town of Trier, southern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Ninorta Bahno was a Syrian refugee who fled to Germany in 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

A 26-year-old Syrian student has become the first refugee to be crowned queen of one of Germany's wine-making regions.

Ninorta Bahno was crowned 'wine queen' of Trier, an ancient town near Germany's western border with Luxembourg, late Wednesday.

The Syriac Christian, who fled the war in Syria 3½ years ago, will spend the next year representing local winemakers at dozens of events in the Moselle region.