Georgian female winemaker on Forbes' 2019 30 Under 30 Europe list
15 February, 2019
Georgian female winemaker on Forbes' 2019 30 Under 30 Europe list
A 25-year old Georgian winemaker Baia Abuladze is among the candidates of the “30 Under 30 Europe list 2019”. Forbes annually releases a list of 300 young entrepreneurs who bring new ideas into industries and are believed to change their fields in the future. The list includes 30 honorees in each of 10 different categories, all aged under 30 years old.
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Baia's vineyards in Obcha, PFirst photo courtesy: www.baiawine.com

Baia Abuladze grows indigenous grapes in the seven acres area without any
fertilizers. The land is located in the village of Obcha, Imereti region (Western Georgia). The young winemaker follows the traditions of picking and pruning grapes passed down to her from the grandfather.

The traditional method employs a “kvevri” to produce wine. Qvevri or Kvevri is a large earthenware vessel used for the fermentation, storage, and aging of traditional Georgian wine.

Abuladze established her own brand Baia’s Wine four years ago. She produces and sells four varieties native to the region in Georgia. The four types of wine are tistska and tsolikouri grapes (white wines), otskhanuri sapere (red wine) and krakhuna blend. The blend is preserved with grape skins for 15 days which give the wine a dark orange color.
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Baia's vineyards in Obcha, Photo courtesy: www.baiawine.com

She has been exporting a considerable number of wine bottles to the U.S for a year now. The successful entrepreneur plans to expand her winemaking. In 2018, Baia’s wine was named as one of the “5 wines to try when you are in the mood to pour something different” by The Washington Post.
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Baia's wine among the "5 wines to try when you are in the mood to pour something different", Photo courtesy: www.washingtonpost.com

First photo courtesy: www.baiawine.com

Source: Meet The 25-Year-Old Georgian Winemaker Named To Forbes' 2019 30 Under 30 Europe List

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