At a meeting with representatives of the wine industry, the Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili, discussed the prospects for the sector's long-term development and the measures planned for vintage 2021.
"This year, our activities will be aimed at overcoming the existing challenges and ensuring the sustainable development of the sector. Communication with winemakers and viticulturists began in January, which is especially important during the pandemic. Meetings will be held regularly to discuss the development prospects together. It applies to the organized vintage and the 10-year strategy and priorities for the development of the wine sector. Our goal is to get better quality, not larger quantity. High quality will allow Georgian wine to establish a proper place in export markets," said Levan Davitashvili.
Levan Mekhuzla, the Chairperson of the National Wine Agency, also spoke about the events planned within the vintage 2021. As he noted, the quality control of grapes will be tightened, which is a necessary precondition for producing quality wine. The quality of Georgian wine, its international reputation, and, consequently, its export price depends on the care of the vineyard and the condition of the grapes.
This year, it is planned to complete the vineyard program in the Kakheti and Racha-Lechkhumi regions, which is also important for developing the winemaking and the promotion of quality wine production.