Cadastre of vineyards will be created in Imereti region
The State Representative in Imereti Zviad Shalamberidze met with the Deputy Chairman of the National Wine Agency, Zurab Vacharadze, and the Head of the Cadastre Department of Vineyards, Davit Maghradze.
At the meeting, the beginning of the vineyard cadastre program in the viticulture regions of Western Georgia was discussed. It was noted that in 2023, the program will be implemented in the regions of Imereti, Samegrelo, Guria and Adjara.
The cadastre of vineyards is one of the main conditions for the sustainable development of the viticulture and wine industry and promotion of quality wine production. The creation of the cadastre will help to conduct the harvest process in an organized and transparent manner, as well as the traceability of grape products.
The cadastre of vineyards will be created by collecting detailed information on the identification and registration of each vineyard plot, which includes the grape varieties in the vineyard, the date of planting, the condition of the vineyard, etc.
At the meeting, it was noted that informational meetings will be held in all regions in order to provide detailed information about vineyard cadastre to winegrower farmers.
The National Wine Agency has been implementing the cadastre program of vineyards of Georgia since 2014. To date, the program has already been completed in the regions of Kakheti, Racha-Lechkhumi, Kvemo Kartli, Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Samtskhe-Javakheti, where in total 45,312 hectares of vineyards have been described.
By implementing the program in the regions of Imereti, Samegrelo, Guria and Adjara, the cadastre of vineyards will be created in all wine-growing regions of Georgia.
Vineyard cadastre is available in all EU member states where the viticulture and winemaking industry is developed. The creation of the cadastre of Georgian vineyards will be another step forward towards the European experience.