With the support of RMG, on October 30-31, at the 13th International Exhibition of Wine and Spirits , the Union of Winemakers presented the Wine Bolnisi Association with 26 wineries and 36 types of wine.
An international wine competition was held within the framework of the exhibition, in which Bolnisi wines won 21 medals. Among them, the jury composed of foreign and Georgian wine experts and oenologists identified 13 bronze, 7 silver and one gold medal winners from Bolnisi wine. The best rating this year was earned by the 2019 Rkatsiteli of Khmelo Winery .
The RMG company has been cooperating with the Union of Winemakers Wine Bolnisi since 2018, within the framework of corporate social responsibility. The company actively contributes to the sustainable development of small family wineries included in the union and their promotion, both in the local and international markets.
“Today’s event is not the first, and it certainly won’t be the last, that we organize together with winemakers from Bolnisi. We actively continue to support them in many directions. Work is underway on the project of the Georgian-German wine house in Bolnisi, which is being implemented by the Association for the Protection of German Cultural Heritage in the South Caucasus. We think that its restoration-rehabilitation will be completed in the spring, and each of the cellars presented here will be able to hold its own wine week or even a festival of Bolnisi wines in the Georgian-German wine house next year.” – said Irakli Shatakishvili, Deputy Corporate Director of RMG for International and Public Relations .
Union of winemakers Wine Bolnis included 15 small family wineries at the first stage, today the number of wineries included in the union has increased to 35. Within the framework of the annual financing received from RMG, the qualification of winemakers is raised, their wine is promoted, Bolnisi wine is presented at various international competitions in Georgia and beyond.
Participation in international exhibitions like WinExpo is the best opportunity for Bolnisi winemakers in terms of promoting their products, participating in international level wine competition and finding new experiences and partners. This year, about 160 wine producing companies were represented at the exhibition.