Kondratyev: winegrowing in Kuban is developing steadily and needs no state support

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Winegrowing in Kuban today is quite actively developed and any adjustment is not needed in the current year in the region planted approximately 4.4 million saplings over an area of more than 1.5 thousand hectares, told reporters on Thursday, the Governor of Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratiev.

«The situation with viticulture now stable, and any adjustment or state support does not need,» — said Kondratiev after inspection of the lands for cultivation of technical grapes in the Grape village of Krasnodar region.

According to the President of a wine holding «Ariant» Alexandra Kretova, now in the territory of the village planted the first nursery opened in April this year in Temryuk district. All vinogradarstva land area of 2 thousand hectares will be occupied only by the Kuban varieties. The head of the Kuban noted that this is another step towards import substitution in agriculture in the region.

The Governor also noted that today’s growers are focused on domestic seedlings, high-quality grapes, and as a consequence high-quality wine. «Therefore, the quantity of the wine produced must be in proportion to the number of planted grapes,» — said Kondratiev.

According to him, this approach will allow the Kuban product to remain competitive in the market and in case of cancellation of sanctions.

«We’re talking about the real stage of becoming wine. There are all conditions in order to increase the number vinogradorstvo of land in the region. And by far the wine produced in the Krasnodar region, will be one of the best in the world», — concluded the Governor.

According to the regional authorities, this year in the Krasnodar region will plant about 4.4 million saplings over an area of more than 1.5 thousand hectares. Krasnodar Krai occupies the first place in Russia by quantity of the grapes are grown. In 2016, the region was harvested a record crop of 237 thousand tons, which is 46% of the total harvested in Russia grapes.

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