According to George Margvelashvili, head of Tbilvino company, the state will pay a subsidy in the event if the purchasing companies pay 1 GEL for grapes. However, there is no need for the subsidy for the sector and if the companies themselves would be able to fully master the crop and determine the value, it will facilitate the formation of healthy competition in the market. Margvelashvili says that last year Tbilvino' purchased 3 300 tons of grapes and this year will process 5 thousand tons of raw material.
In contrast to Tbilvino, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telavi Wine Cellar (Marani brand) sees positive results in the vintage subsidizing. Zurab Ramazashvili explains that without subsidization, companies would have to pay 0.75 and 0.60 GEL for grapes, which means low-cost raw materials that will not make products more expensive.
Ramazashvili says that “Telavi Wine Cellar'' plans to process 5 500 tons of grapes this year, half of them from the company’s own vineyards. Companies will start collecting grapes in early September.
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