Kolkhetian Vine and Wine Association was founded in Zugdidi. Together with the initiative group of winemakers and vendors, the association is the founder of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.
The aim of the Association is to support the restoration of Kolkhetian vine species (colony, chevy, pane, swing, chase etc.) on the endangered species. Any interested person can join the business-assisted organization.
Also, the goal of the association is to promote the Georgian viticulture and wine culture as a local market and outside the country. The plans of the union include creation of nursery farms and conducting training for entrepreneurs on traditional wine making.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Autonomous Republic of Autonomous Republic will facilitate the involvement of Georgian citizens living in the occupied territories in the newly created business-union activities.
The foundation of the association was preceded by scientific conference “Wine making and Viticulture in Samegrelo”, which was initiated and organized by Zugdidi City Hall. At this conference the issue was raised about the need for creation of the Kolkhetian Vine and Wine Association.