PDO 101: Kindzmarauli

Kindzmarauli PDO is located in the Inner Kakhetian municipality of Kvareli, encompassing the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus mountains. The vineyards are at altitudes between 250 – 550 meters above…

PDO 101: Tibaani

Tibaani PDO is for skin-fermented Rkatsiteli produced using traditional qvevri. Tibaani has a dark amber color, nutty aromas, intense bouquet, velvety taste and raisin flavours. The micro-zone is located in…

Shavkapito

Meaning “vine with a black cane,” Shavkapito originated in Kartli, in eastern Georgia. Its medium-sized, conical bunches typically have wings and moderate density. The round, medium-sized berries are round and…

Aladasturi

Another vine named for its presumed origin (the village of Aladast, in Guria), Aladasturi vines were widespread throughout central Georgia but were largely wiped out by phylloxera. Originally trained to…

Chkhaveri

A western Georgian variety, Chkhaveri is mostly planted near the Black Sea coast in Adjara and especially in Guria, but also in Imereti. Chkhaveri originally was a “maghlari” wine, a…

Khikhvi

The origins of Khikhvi’s name are unknown, but it grows widely in eastern Georgia, especially in Kakheti it originated. Most plantings are on the East-Southeast reaches of the province, on…