Nelkarisi Winery Opens in Kakheti

Nelkarisi Winery has opened near the village of Shilda, in Kakheti region, uniting a wine factory, wine shop, restaurant and wine cellar.

JSC Friends cellar was built in 2014 financed with $600,000 in the framework of the United Agro Project, with an overall investment budget of $4 million. The company produces 150,000 bottles of wine per year, selling it on the local market as well as exporting to Azerbaijan, European countries, the US and Great Britain.

Nelkarisi Winery is built on the territory of the ancient, 1st century A.D. city of Nelkarisi.

“This is a place of historic significance, the home of winemaking in Georgia,” said Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili at the official opening. He went on to express his hope that the place will be of great interest for tourists, becoming one of the most important touristic destinations in the country.

The Nelkarisi Winery opening is regarded as a successful example of state-private partnership. The PM highlighted that the State aims to support such private initiatives.

Nino Gugunishvili

10 July 2017 16:51
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