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Anyksciu Vynas

The joint stock company "Anyksciu Vynas", founded in the year 1926, is one of oldest enterprises, located in the south region of the Baltics, which started to produce wine by industrial method.

Its founder - a graduate agronomist Balys Karazija - founded a small fruit-berry winery in the cellar of a rented house and started to ferment the first lot of apple wine.

B.Karazija`s wine "Birute" was awarded with the main reward, whereas two kinds of wine "Senasis Vynas" (the "Old Wine") and "Banga" (the "Wave") - with gold medals at the International exhibition in Paris in the year 1938. Since then the natural fruit-berry wine became a traditional Lithuanian drink.

In the year 1940, after the owner of the enterprise moved to Germany, the enterprise was privatized and nationalized by the state. The specialists, who remained in the country, preserved and cherished the accumulated knowledge and experience of wine production.

In the seventies, after the reconstruction, which had been going on for about ten years, the enterprise "Anyksciu Vynas" expanded to a great extent. Natural wines used to be exhibited at the international exhibitions in the USA, Denmark, Czechia, Mongolia, Poland, etc., where they were greatly appreciated. More than 20 million liters of wine were produced in the year 1979.

Read more at the website: Anyksciu Vynas