Giorgi (Gogi) Dakishvili is one of the most respected and influential winemakers of Georgia. A skilled enologist, he combines technical excellent with intuitive creativity. His is a leading expert on the science and art of winemaking in Qvevri, and shares his knowledge freely with the new generation of vignerons returning to this ancient method. He is a passionate advocate of the power of Qvevri to make pristine, long-lived, pure and elegantly balanced wines, although he stresses that they demand close attention from their maker. Dakishvili Vineyards is Gogi’s family estate in the cool and premium sub zone of Kondoli, Kakheti. Gogi and his son Temuri (also a talented winemaker and consultant) make Saperavi, Rkatsiteli and Kisi from sustainably grown estate grapes. Wines are aged in both barrel and Qvevri, under the Vita Vinea and Orgo labels. Refined, textured, complex and distinctive, they are to be found in the best restaurants of Tbilisi, and London, and are some of Georgia’s finest vinous ambassadors.