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The destiny of the old Odessa winery on French Boulevard

08 Apr, 2021
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The destiny of the old Odessa winery on French Boulevard

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The old winery on French Boulevard will remain property of the Guliev family and will not go to the construction company, winner of the action.


According to the State Property Fund, the competition for the choice of the tenant of the integral property complex of the Odessavinprom plant on French Boulevard was won by the Etalon Bud construction company on the auction took place on March 31.

The company offered to lease the complex for UAH 751.3 thousand per month (+VAT), while the current tenant, Odessavinprom PrJSC (owned by the Guliev family of winemakers), was ready to pay only UAH 339.5 thousand.

However, after the tender, Odessavinprom had three working days for the option right to keep the lease the buildings on French Boulevard at the price proposed by the winner and the Guliev family did it.

It is woth noting that it concerns a short-term lease for a period of six months. In the future, the State Property Fund intends to put the winery up for privatisation. Some sources claim that the Gulievs have found investment partners, through whom they intend to acquire the object.

The demolition of the architectural monuments located on the territory of the plant, which were built in the late 19th-early 20th centuries by the project of the architect Lev Vlodek in the neo-Renaissance style, is not planned.


Odessavinprom is the oldest wine-making enterprise in Ukraine. It began its work in 1857 as the wine cellars of François Nouveau, which have survived to this day. Later they belonged to the ministry of the royal court, receiving the name "Warehouses of specific winemaking".

In Soviet times, the First Experimental Winery, the flagship of the Ukrainian wine industry, was founded here.

Since 1991, on the basis of the head plant of the Odessvinprom trust, a closed joint-stock company was founded, then a private enterprise with the same name.

The company annually replenishes the budget in the amount of up to UAH 120 million, bottling about 10 million bottles a year. 1-1.5 million are still wines and 8-9 million - for sparkling wines.


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