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Coronavirus mostly hits winery in Georgia

Coronavirus mostly hits winery in Georgia

"Georgia's region of Kakheti sees a good grape harvest, but the coronavirus pandemic has most hit the winery in Georgia,'' Kakheti Governor Irakli Kadagishvili said when assessing an upcoming vintage season.

He says there are several reasons for the loss: drop in exports due to the coronavirus, tourism suspension caused a decrease in the demand for wine, the domestic use has also decreased and it causes the surplus and low price of the wine, and all this became a reason for losing incomes for the industry.

Governor Kadagishvili says the government will shortly make a statement on the winery supporting plans.

In his words, no kilogram of the grape will remain unsold this year, despite Georgia faces difficulties.

Notably, the government is expanding the agricultural business facilitator programs, and the companies, purchasing grapes will enjoy cheap agro-credits.

The Georgian government will also subsidize the price of the Rkatsiteli grape.

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