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Albanian company producer of wine is looking for distributors

Country of origin:
Country: 
ALBANIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOAL20180220001
Published
20/02/2018
Last update
11/09/2019
Expiration date
23/03/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Crop Production
Horticulture
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Support activities for crop production
Post-harvest crop activities
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Summary

Summary: 
This Albanian company started as a young family business. The company is carrying out the tradition wine made of native grapes varieties. The company focuses its production on three main kinds of wine: red wine, white wine and raki. The company is looking for distributors in all Europe.

Description

Description: 

Established in 2003, the company is a producer of wine from the northern part of Albania. Owner of 100 hectares of vines located in an ecologically clean environment, in 500 m above the sea level the company has recently developed an organic production of Kallmet native grape variety.
Located in a well – known territory, the vinery covers an area about 100 ha where 60% is Kallmet and 40% by other varieties.
The company uses 1.75 m row space and Guyot Alignment Method.
The wine during its fermentation and aging is contained in Stainless/Wooden Steel Tanks; Bottles and Copper Barrel.

Over the years, the company specialized in production of quality wines such as:
1- Kallmet wine (red wine)
2- Kallmet Reserve (red wine with berries flavour mixed with pomegranate taste)
3- Sheshi i Bardhe (white wine)
4- ARDO Sparkling (Sparkling wine, fermented from a home grown variety known as Sheshi i Bardhë)
5- Raki (traditional product where the brandy comes from the traditional distillation of cider)

The primary market of the company is the Albanian market with small quantities being exported in the neighbouring countries and USA.
With the purpose of utilizing the existing capacity, the company is interested in expanding internationally. In this regard, it offers its products to distributors or commercial agents across Europe which could enable access to their respective local markets.

The company aims to enter the market of Britain, Czech Republic Austria, Poland, and France.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has almost 15 years of experience in the market and owns it’s organic and mountain vineyard in Albania located at 500 meters above sea level and offers variety of both red and white wines. The company uses only natural raw materials from own gardens during the production process. Making the wine from its own grapes enables high quality through the whole production process. The company has taken a great care to ensure sustainability of the environment, such as avoiding pesticides and using gravity irrigation. The company become brand in its region and won several awards at local and regional fairs.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for partners will preferably be experienced wine distributors who have full knowledge of their local markets both and a successful track record of actively promoting new brands. The company expects to develop long term relationships with partners that are knowledgeable, honest, and passionate about wine and who are seeking long lasting relationships to build the business.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Austria, Czechia, France, Poland, United Kingdom