Azerbaijani winery decides on new export direction

Business Materials 1 November 2019 19:50 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 1

By Matanat Nasibova – Trend:

Azerbaijan’s Sheki winery plans to begin wine exports to Belarus, Director of the winery Vidadi Hasanov told Trend.

The director said that deliveries may begin at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year.

“We have been negotiating with partners in Belarus over the past months,” Hasanov noted. “We plan to export ‘Bouquet Sheki’ and ‘Askona’ wine made from Rkatsiteli, Saperavi, Madras, Muscat, Chardonnay and Merlot grape varieties to Belarus. We plan to increase wine production up to 100,000 decaliters in order to increase export volumes. This indicator amounted to 50,000 decaliters in 2018, while from January through September this year, this volume reached 65,000-70,000 decaliters.”

The Sheki winery was founded in 2006 with a design annual production capacity of 210,000 decaliters, that is, 280,000 bottles of wine per year.

The winery has been provided with equipment of the Italian company "Della Toffola".

There are wine packaging and weighing facilities, an office building, a pump room, as well as rooms for various technological equipment on the territory of the winery.

Two bunkers for receiving white and red grape varieties are installed at the enterprise. There are also two lines for the production of white and red wine and a special line for the production of elite types of wine.