Producer Focus: Kakhuri Gvinis Marani

A large and important producer, Kakhuri Gvinis Marani has 400 hectares of vineyards in the zones of Tsinandali, Teliani, Akhasheni, Mukuzani, Manavi, and Gurjaani. Retired Major General and former Deputy Defence Minister Nugzar Kevkhishvili developed the vineyards built up by his father and established a new winery in 1995, so that the company could start…

Producer Focus: Babaneuris

This small and beautiful family estate was established in 2005. Located in the north east of Kakheti, Babaneuris winery takes its name from the nearby town. This part of Georgia is the gateway to Tusheti, a national park in the Caucasus mountains and location of one of “the world’s most treacherous roads”. It’s much safer…

Producer Focus: Château Mukhrani

This 19th century Château looks like a little bit of Versailles has been teleported to breezy Kartli. Created in the 1870s by Prince Ivane Mukhranbationi, Mukhrani was a pioneering producer of fine Georgian wine with an international market and reputation. The estate fell on hard times in the early 20th century, with vineyards neglected and…

Producer Focus: Okro’s Wines

John Okurashvili established Okro’s Wines in 2004, after a career as a scientific software engineer and telecoms. He has 5.5 hectares near the ravishingly pretty town of Sighnaghi, in Kakheti. John cultivates his vineyards organically, without pesticides, weedkillers or other treatments and the wines are made without Sulphur or other additions. He is a champion…