Friday, September 15, 2017

Vintage in Kakheti entered active phase

15.09.2017 (Hvino News). During the 2017 vintage, Kakheti Region farmers have earned 32.2 mn GEL from sales of grapes to winemaking companies, according to National Wine Agency data.

As of September 14, companies have processed 29.7 thousand tons of grapes in Kakheti Region, including 12 000 tons of Rkatsiteli, 14.8 thousand tons of Saperavi, 1.2 thousand tons of Kakhuri Mtsvane.

According to municipalities,  situation is the following: Kvareli – 11,2 thousand tons,  Signaghi - 6 thousand tons, Telavi – 3,8 thousand tons, Gurjaani – 4,5 thousand tons, Dedoplistskaro – 2,1 thousand tons,  Akhmeta - 820 tons, Lagodekhi - 866 tons and Sagarejo - 396 tons.

Daily processing exceeded 4.2 thousand tons and this signifies the vintage has entered active phase in Kakheti Region. At this stage, the vintage coordination board has registered 157 winemaking companies, of which 79 ones are participating in the grapes processing.

As reported, Government of Georgia has stopped subsidizing vintage in Kakheti Region. At the same time, winemaking companies will receive 0,35 GEL compensation if they pay 0,70 GEL per one kilogram of Rkatsiteli and Kakhuri Mtsvane for production of brandy spirits and concentrated grapes syrup.

Interested bodies are able to receive additional information about the vintage through the hotline number 1501.

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