ABRAU-DURSO BECAME THE EXPORTER OF THE YEAR IN THE SOUTHERN FEDERAL DISTRICT
On September 20, 2022, Sochi held the awarding ceremony of the All-Russian Award "Exporter of the Year" in the Southern Federal District. The Abrau-Durso Group ranked first in the nomination "Exporter of the Year of Agrobusiness Finished Products (high value-added goods)" in the big business category.
Exporter of the Year is an annual award supported by the Government of the Russian Federation as part of the International Cooperation and Export national project among large companies, as well as small and medium-sized businesses and individual entrepreneurs. The award is a symbol of national recognition of achievements in strengthening the country's economy and promoting domestic products in foreign markets.
In 2021, the Abrau-Durso Group exported 1.4 million liters, or 1.8 million bottles, of sparkling wines, which is 59% of the export turnover of all sparkling wines from Russia. As of the end of 2021, the company's export portfolio included 28 countries - Belarus, Israel, India, Kazakhstan, China and others. Apart from sparkling wines, Abrau-Durso exports still wines, cider and artesian water. The company's product portfolio also includes strong alcohol and non-alcoholic carbonated drinks.
The Abrau-Durso products are in demand both in Russia and abroad, and are recognized by Russian and international experts. In 2021, its still and sparkling wines have won 46 awards at prestigious international tasting competitions. Abrau-Durso is also the only Russian winner in the Rising Star nomination of the most famous international tasting competition for champagnes and sparkling wines - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2021 (UK).
“The Southern Federal District is a key region of Russian winemaking, and we are very pleased that among all the producers, it was Abrau-Durso that received the award for fruitful work in foreign markets. Our products are already well known to Russian consumers, the future challenge is to make domestic wine popular abroad as well. I want to note that, despite the change in the geography of deliveries and the difficulties with logistics, we continue to expand the company's export portfolio, we plan to increase deliveries and promote our products within the country and abroad,” says Pavel Titov, Abrau-Durso President.
Information about the Exporter of the Year competition:
The All-Russian competition "Exporter of the Year" is organized to encourage organizations and individual entrepreneurs who have achieved exceptional results in export business. The competition is held among large companies, small and medium-sized businesses and individual entrepreneurs who have achieved the greatest success in exporting non-resource non-energy goods, works, services, as well as intellectual products.
The Exporter of the Year Award was established by the Government of the Russian Federation and is included in the list of measures of the International Cooperation and Export national project, which was developed pursuant to the presidential decree "On the National Goals and Strategic Objectives of the Development of the Russian Federation for the Period up to 2024". Prizes nominations are awarded to organizations and individual entrepreneurs who have managed to achieve the highest success in exporting non-resource non-energy goods, works and services, as well as intellectual products.
More information about the results of the Exporter of the Year 2022 competition for the Southern Federal District can be found at this link.