Azerbaijan: Industry organization

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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In 1990, Azerbaijan reported 181,000 ha/447,000 acres of vineyard but by 2011, according to oiv statistics, total vineyard was just 16,000 ha/39,500 acres and total wine production 72,000 hl/1.9 million gal. Commerce in this oil-rich republic can best be described as entrepreneurial.

Ganja-Sharab, Qabala Sharab, Vinagro, ASPI, Fireland, Yarimada, and many other modern wineries were built in the early 21st century and the state is expected to continue to invest in the wine sector.