Georgia's government has agreed to fund a new winery that is set to be one of the country's largest, as part of plans to overhaul the sector and increase exports.
Government funding will be provided to build a new winery in the area of Keda, in Adjara, a ministry of agriculture spokesperson told Decanter.com. Financial details were not told, but the winery is set to have a processing capacity of 12,000 tonnes of grapes per year and this could be augmented further in future. More wineries could also be funded in future.The news comes several months after the European Union finished import tariffs on Georgian wine. Its go appeared partly designed as a political rebuff to Russia, which is traditionally the largest export market for Georgian wine but which has periodically banned imports in recent years, citing safety concerns. Annual sales of Georgian wine, including both domestic and export, were
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