The VinoGrad Themed Venu

Russia's Way of Developing Its Winemaking Industry. The Ingredients for Success

16 Jun , 11:45–13:00
The "VinoGrad" Program
Open dialogue
Passage in zone G, VinoGrad

Russian winemaking is gaining momentum and is becoming increasingly popular among the population, gradually replacing its imported counterparts. During the session, winemakers and grape growers will share their views on how to stimulate the industry and what needs to be done to increase the pace of its development. The practical result of the Law on Viticulture and Winegrowing in the Russian Federation.

New wave winemakers:
• Where to get staff for large-scale expansion. How to train your own top-class viticulture and wine professionals;
• How to grow your own vine. Whether to borrow the world's best varieties or bet directly on Russian autochthons. Providing Russian grape growers with planting materials;
• Where to find investors;
• Possible business models for domestic viticulture and winemaking.

Topics for discussion:
• Who's who in the domestic wine industry. Russia's wine personified map. Strategy for the development of domestic viticulture and winemaking. A federal project to stimulate the development of viticulture and winemaking. Tax and budgetary preferences for Russian producers.
• State support measures and instruments for the development of viticulture and winemaking at the federal and regional levels.
• Prospects, feasibility, and necessary conditions for an ambitious breakthrough
• The role of autochthonous grape varieties in enhancing the competitiveness of domestic winemaking.

Artur Sarkisyan, President, Union of Sommeliers and Experts of Russia

Andrey Dalnov, Head of the Center for Industry Expertise, Russian Agricultural Bank
Elena Didenko, Vice-Rector for Additional Professional Education of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Anatoly Korneev, Co-founder, and Vice President of Simple Group
Elena Kurkova, Chief Executive Officer, Château de Talu
Ekaterina Malik, Chief Executive Officer, Arpachina Wines Winery
Mikhail Nikolaev, Manager of the Lefkadia Valley Wine Project