Grape harvest 2022: 142,000 tonnes of grape processed

  • About 205 wine factories are involved in the work, with an average of 10,000 tonnes processed per day. Photo: Wine Agency

Agenda.ge, 22 Sep 2022 - 13:22, Tbilisi,Georgia

Factories have processed 142,000 tonnes of grapes from the ongoing harvest in Georgia’s eastern winemaking region of Kakheti, with about 13,000 growers generating ₾141 million ($48.45 mln) in income so far, the Georgian national wine agency announced on Thursday.

Local growers have processed the following grape varieties:

  • Rkatsiteli - 75,000 tonnes
  • Saperavi – 58,000 tonnes
  • Kakhuri Mtsvane – 4,000 tonnes

Photo: Wine Agency

About 205 wine factories are involved in the work, with an average of 10,000 tonnes processed per day, the national body added.

Agency head Levan Mekhuzla told the TV programme Sakmiani Dila earlier today red wine types comprised between 85-90 percent of the total exports of Georgian wine due to high international demand.

Photo: Wine Agency

Wine export is stable at this stage - despite the war [in Ukraine] we have maintained last year's figures, which I think, for objective reasons, is a good result", Mekhuzla said.

Georgian wine exports increased by 1.2 percent in the first eight months of 2022 year-on-year, the agency also said.

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