On September 27 Georgian farmers processed approximately 6,981 tonnes of grapes – a 25-year record, according to Georgia’s National Wine Agency.
As of today about 78,000 tonnes of grapes have been processed this season, out of which 36,000 are of the Rkatsiteli grape variety, 32,000 tonnes of Saperavi, 1,900 tonnes Kakhuri Mtsvane and 8,500 tonnes were of other grape varieties.
By selling this yield, farmers already earned a share of 48 million GEL, and this year’s harvest is not over yet.
In total, 67 wine producing companies were involved in grape processing works in Kakheti, including 18 wine enterprises that were hired by the state.
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