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Romania’s Alira Grand Vins opens 5 mln euro winery

Author Tudor Popescu
Romania’s Alira Grand Vins opens 5 mln euro winery Photo: Alira Grand Vins Aliman Winery

BUCHAREST (Romania), June 6 (SeeNews) - Romanian winemaker Alira Grand Vins announced on Monday the opening of a 5.23 million euro ($5.6 million) winery in Constanta county, Romania.

The 80-ha Aliman winery is also equipped with a grape reception line and has a processing and storage capacity of approximately 1.2 million litres, Alira Grand Vins said in a press release.

The project created 20 permanent jobs and 100 jobs for seasonal workers.

The winery covers part of its need for electricity through its 104kW photovoltaic panels, while its air conditioning is provided through a heat pump drawing from a geothermal field.

The project also features an independent water source, equipped with a water quality assurance system and a treatment pool with an analysis laboratory.

Half of the investment in the winery came in public funds from the Agency for the Financing of Rural Investments, part of the Romanian agriculture ministry.

Founded in 2016, Alira Grand Vins is a winemaker owned by its sole shareholder, Patrik Simek, a private investor.

Based on the latest data from by the finance ministry, the company's 2021 net loss widened sharply to 4.7 million lei ($1 million/959,800 euro) from a net loss of 386,000 lei in the previous year. The company’s net turnover for 2021 was 2.4 million lei. As of end-2021, Alira employed 21.

(1 euro = 4.9419 Romanian lei)

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