According to Ramazashvili, this year the state-owned companies Gruzvinprom and Akura received grapes after the satisfaction the needs of privately owned companies, while in previous years these companies were competitors of the private sector.
"I do not remember such a well-organized vintage. Ministry of agriculture calculated every detail this year and wine companies were in equal conditions," – says Ramazashvili. He added that this year Telavi Wine Cellar bought 600 tons of grapes.
Ramazashvili noted also another advantage of this year's harvest. He says that if earlier the government announced about the opening of the vintage ahead of schedule and the companies had to buy substandard grapes, this year the companies do not face such problems.
A winegrower Giorgi Japaridze assesses the current harvest unprecedented and claims that last year manufacturers were forced to take more grapes than needed. In his words, if the trend continues in future and the Ministry of Agriculture carries out a vintage in such a way, wine business will face less problems.