Seven Georgian winemakers have declared themselves ready to export to Russia, Moscow's chief sanitary doctor said, Interfax reported on Wednesday.
"We will examine your producers … Then you will give us samples of your products, and we will register [the producers]," Gennady Onishchenko said.
Russia banned imports of mineral water and wine from Georgia in 2006 under the pretense of health concerns. The move was widely seen as a part of a larger tit-for-tat between the two countries.
Earlier, Onishchenko told Interfax that imports could resume by the end of the year if Georgian producers comply with Russian regulations.