Georgian wine and its makers

Tasting Georgia focuses on the family wineries producing their wine in qvevri, the amazing clay vessels with pointed bottoms that have been handmade in Georgia for thousands of years. This art was in danger of disappearing in the Soviet period but is now enjoying a revival thanks to the dedication of these Georgian vignerons and the international wine lovers who are passionate too about this original method. My book has interviews with over 35 of the most important growers as well as maps to help you find them and other wine-related places.

Many Georgian winemakers are now offering tastings, meals and other services by appointment. The wineries in the list below are all in my book. I'll soon be completing a directory for them.


 

Guria

Iberieli Wine Cellar: Zurab Topuridze

Imereti

Amiran Vepkhvadze’s Winery
Ének Peterson
Gaioz Sopromadze
I Am Didimi: Didimi Maghlakelidze
Nikoladzeebis Marani: Ramaz Nikoladze
Giorgi Simonguliashvili
Terjola Wines: Gogita Makaridze
Kvaliti: Archil Guniava
 

Kakheti

Alaverdi Monastery: Since 1011
Antadze Winery: Niki Antadze
Château Eniseli-Bagrationi
Château Mere
Château Schuchmann
Chveni Ghvino/Our Wine: Soliko Tsaishvili
JSC Cradle of Wine: Rodzianko
Kakha Berishvili
Kerovani Winery
Lagazi Wines: Shota Lagazidze
Marani Juniors
Okro’s Wines: John and Jenny Okruashvili
Pheasant’s Tears
Prince Makashvili Cellar
Schuchmann
Teleda Vita Vinea: Dakishvili
Tsikhelishvili Wines
Twins Winery Cellar Hotel

Kvemo Kartli

Dasabami: Zaza Darsavelidze

Mtskheta-Mtianeti

Château Mukhrani
Iago's wine and Mandili

Racha

Murad Vatsadze

Samegrelo

Oda
Vino M’ARTville: Gagua, Partsvania, Gabunia and Tvalodze

Samtskhe-Javakheti

From Natenadze’s Wine Cellar

Shida Kartli

Giorgi Revazashvili’s Marani
Nika Vacheishvili’s Marani
Vincent Julien

Tbilisi

Tanini
Vino: Mariam Iosebidze’s Wine