On 5 December, a family-run wine cellar, consultation centre for farmers and wine-tasting hall for the public were opened in Dedoplistskaro municipality with the support of the EU’s Rural Development Project, under the Eastern Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD).
The ENPARD grant assistance helped create 12 permanent and 20 seasonal jobs and has encouraged local farmers to produce high-quality organic wine following both European standards and Georgian traditions.
The project beneficiary, farmer Davit Nasarashvili, has 10 years’ experience in wine making and viticulture, planting vineyards and applying different methods of wine making. He owns seven hectares of vineyards, with eight different varieties of grape.
As a result of the project, modern equipment was purchased for the cellar, which is situated in the center of Dedoplistskaro town and produces wine in both the European and traditional Kvevri (using large clay vessels) styles. The consultation centre and tasting hall were also opened, the latter offering a great new tourist attraction.
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