Georgia’s wine-making region prepares for this year’s harvest

  • So far this season Rkatsiteli grapes are the most harvest grape variety in Georgia. Photo by Wines of Georgia., 17 Aug 2017 - 16:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is getting ready for the major harvest season during which more than a hundred thousand tonnes of grapes will be picked, packed and sold locally or exported.

The 2017 wine harvest is expected to begin from September in Georgia’s winemaking regions – Kakheti, Imereti and Racha.

Harvest will start from the town of Dedoplistskaro in Kakheti and will cover the whole region step by step.

The Government has already introduced several initiatives to support the sector and more actions are planned in the future.

A special grape harvest coordination centre will be opened in Kakheti on August 24 to offer support to wine growers, producers and others in the industry.

To note, the Government decided not to subsidise the Saperavi grape variety.