New Sarajishvili Enterprise Opens in Kakheti

One of the leading alcohol producing companies in Georgia, Sarajishvili, has opened a new enterprise, the Sarajishvili Distillery, in Gremi village, Kakheti region.

With support from the State, the Sarajishvili Distillery was built under the Preferential Agro Credit Project, with USD 827,000 spent on its implementation, of which USD 600,000 was allocated as an agricultural loan.

The distillery is equipped with eight Charente distilling devices which enables the company to use traditional methods in order to produce top-quality brandy from wine for the local market.

The company plans to produce 500,000 liters of brandy spirit annually and will employ up to 150 people, mostly local citizens.

Georgia’s Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, visited the new facility on Sunday and wished success to the newly established enterprise.

“52 new enterprises have been established and 303 expanded so far in the Kakheti region with State support,” Kvirikishvili said. “In total over USD 17 million has been allocated to support these projects under the Preferential Agro Credit Project.”

After visiting the Sarajishvili Distillery, the PM and other governmental officials attended the opening ceremony of the reconstructed Sarajishvili Museum complex in Bakurtsikhe village, Kakheti.

The museum is of historical and architectural importance, as it is the place where the production of Georgian cognac first began.

The whole museum complex was renovated by the Black Sea Group, at a cost of 700,000 GEL, under supervision of the Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia. The construction of an additional small hotel and arrangement of vineyards on five hectares of land is also planned there but in the meantime the current hotel, wine cellar, and residential building have received restoration works.

“I’m confident that the house museum, with its historical and architectural importance, will become one of the top attractions on Georgia’s tourist map, especially for wine tourism,” PM Kvirikashvili said.

Sarajishvili is the oldest leading wine brandy manufacturing Georgian company. It was established in 1884 as a pioneer in Georgia for using classical French cognac technologies for wine brandy production. The brand offers a generous range- from three to 100 year-old brandies, produced to satisfy the needs of many, from low to high-income consumer categories. Sarajishvili products are successfully sold in more than 15 countries.

Thea Morrison

14 November 2016 17:16