This young superstar of big Georgian wineries own a considerable 400 hectares of vineyards, and benefits from the consulting advices of the renowned Italian enologist, Donato Lanati. Established in 2006, Badagoni’s focus is on Georgian varieties from renowned Georgian terroirs. They have made sure to acquire vineyards in each of the major sub-zones of Kakheti. The winery is state-of-the-art and gleams with top-end Italian winemaking kit. They are notable for their production of sparkling wine, as well as for classic still wines and chacha. Badagoni are also owners of the historic and culturally symbolic Alaverdi Monastery Winery, which continues to make its acclaimed Qvevri wines, under the direction of its wine-making monks. Badagoni wines are bright, modern and confident, with stylish packaging. The company is a keen supporter of the arts and culture in Georgia, and is associated with high society in Georgia. Recently introduced into the UK, their vibrant, contemporary personality is proving popular with UK buyers, and the wines are increasingly seen in restaurants and specialist wine shops.