"If necessary, we do not rule out that the state will be involved in the process of handing over the grapes," the Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said at a government meeting today.
The government set a minimum price for grapes today. The head of the government said that this year, Kakhetian Mtsvane and Rkatsiteli's grapes would cost at least 80 tetri.
Giorgi Gakharia focused on the dynamics of the wine's growth and the industry before the coronavirus pandemic and noted that 2019 was the best year for wine exports. According to the Prime Minister, last year, the export of wine exceeded 99 million bottles, and at the same time, the domestic consumption of grapes and wine was growing as well.
Giorgi Gakharia explained that the government decided to subsidize the vintage this year after a two-year pause and created an individual, anti-crisis special package to support winemaking and viticulture.
The government will subsidize the vintage this year.
The country is hoping to have 300,000 tons of grapes this year.
The government is fully prepared for the 2020 vintage to be successful.