1,000 Winegrowers Handed Over Grapes to Wine Enterprises, Earning ₾16 Million
As of September 6, more than 1,000 winegrowers have handed over grapes to wine enterprises, their income reaches 16 million GEL.
Harvest is in the active phase in Dedoplistskaro and Sighnaghi municipalities.
From 20,000 tons to 7,000 tons of Rkatshiteli, 9,000 tons of Saperavi, 2,000 tons of Kakhuri green grapes and the rest are various varieties of grapes processed.
At the moment, more than 200 wine companies and wineries are registered in the vintage coordination headquarters, which will gradually be involved in the process of receiving and processing grapes. About 70 companies have already processed grapes of various volumes.
According to the decision of the Government of Georgia, a subsidy program will be implemented to support the 2022 vintage. The goal of the program is to fully accommodate the grape harvest and maintain the dynamics of stable development of the viticulture-wine industry.
With the support of the subsidy program, up to 25 thousand winegrower farmers will be able to sell their crops.
All companies that will purchase and process at least 100 tons of Rkatsiteli or Kakhuri green grapes grown in the Kakheti region during the harvest will receive a subsidy and will pay the grower at least 90 tetris for 1 kilogram of grapes.