Michael Shtyrlin, founder of "Be Winemaker", gave an interview to RBC.

In September 2014 RBC already talked about the project "Bewinemaker". Last year was not easy, but nevertheless managed to achieve significant results. "We want to create a community of people who not only love wine as a drink, but also want to participate in its preparation", - he explained the essence of the project year ago. Anyone could buy a vine in Crimea and once a year to receive a bottle of wine as a gift. Over the past from the start of the project 15 months, the participants were almost 10 thousand. "Revenues from the sale of vines was about 7 million rubles. and significantly exceeded our initial projections, "- says Shtyrlin.

"We are no longer actively promote the project, since the possibilities of our micro winery is currently limited, but under the terms of the project, we have to provide a bottle of wine as a gift to the owners vine" - explains Shtyrlin.

Unfortunately it was not possible to start the construction of winery in the Crimea in 2015, he hoped, because of the unavailability of investment loans. In addition, he summed up the weather: January frosts and strong May-June rains left the company almost no harvest. "But on the whole we are optimistic: we hope that in 2016 the weather did not bring surprises, and we will gather a good harvest and large - says Shtyrlin. - In April, we plan to put the next 100 hectares of vineyards, the winery will finish the design and decoration of the site for its construction. "

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