- According to the National Wine Agency, the public comments made by several winemakers regarding the procedures for obtaining a cadastral extract of vineyards are not true.
According to the National Wine Agency, the public comments made by several winemakers regarding the procedures for obtaining a cadastral extract of vineyards are not true.
The Vineyard Cadaster is created by collecting detailed information on the identification and registration of each vineyard plot (location of the vineyard, vine varieties, date of planting, condition of the vineyard, etc.). Vineyards are registered at registration points located in municipalities and villages. Obtaining a cadastral extract does not require going to the Public Service Hall - the Vineyard Cadaster has no connection to the Land Cadaster; it is a database of the National Wine Agency. To obtain a cadastral extract of vineyards, the viticulturist must submit only an ID card at the registration point. The public comments made by some growers that they were not informed about this, are wrong. The vineyard cadaster program started in 2014 and since then the staff of the National Wine Agency has met with all the growers, visited all the plots, and since February of this year, meetings on this topic have been held intensively in all villages of Kakheti, ”said Levan Mekhuzla, Head of the National Wine Agency.
During the 2021 vintage, a farmer will not be able to deliver grapes to a wine cellar without a cadastral extract of the vineyards. From this year, the registration of vineyards and the delivery of the harvest with the cadastral extract has become mandatory for all growers.
The vineyard cadaster program was launched in test mode in 2018 in "Kindzmarauli" and "Kvareli" micro-zones. Since 2019, viticulturists of "Kindzmarauli", "Akhasheni", "Kvareli" and "Mukuzni" micro-zones delivered grapes with the vineyard cadaster extract.
The vineyard cadaster is available to all EU member states where the viticulture and winemaking industry is developed. Georgia will share and develop another important European experience by creating a vineyard cadaster.
At this stage, vineyards are being registered and cadastral information is being updated in the following municipalities: Kvareli, Gurjaani, Signagi (villages of Tsnori area), Telavi and Akhmeta. Registration is available at the existing registration points located in the above-mentioned municipalities and villages, for a total of 33 locations. New registration points will be added in the coming days. Viticulturists will receive additional information on the start of registration in Dedoplistskaro, Lagodekhi and Sagarejo municipalities.
Updating the cadastral information is mandatory in case of changes related to the vineyard sale and purchase, renting, giving away, cultivating or uprooting.