Ethiopia Partners with Castel Group to Export Wine
Ethiopia is planning, in partnership with Castel (a French wine making group) to start exporting wine from the vineyard near Ziway, 170km to the south of Addis Ababa.
The site was chosen in 2008 and 750,000 vines were planted, employing a labour force of 750, mostly local people.
"We want to export nearly half of our production, especially to the United States, which has a large Ethiopian community," Robel Seido, head of sales at Castel, said. According to Seido, the other half of the production will be set aside for the local market, but it will be of a better quality than the few existing table wines in the country.Add a comment Add a comment