Hail storm destroys 70% of Georgia's Khvanchkara grape harvest

TBILISI. Sept 25 A hail storm hit vineyards in five villages in Georgia's Ambrolauri district on Sunday, destroying 70% of the country's harvest of the Khvanchkara grape variety, from which a popular semi-sweet red wine is made.

The hail storm continued for 40 minutes, sources in the Racha- Lechkhumi district administration told Interfax.

The government plans to pay compensation to residents whose harvest was destroyed, Interfax Reported.

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