Founded by a German-Georgian team near Telavi, Kakheti, this new winery is an example of the flourishing of Georgia’s boutique wine scene. The beautiful winery, courtyard garden and restaurant are built using the delicately proportioned hand-finished bricks and stone of local origin. The tower and wooden balconies nod to Georgia’s distinctively elegant traditional architecture. Mosmieri has 10 hectares of their own vineyards, and a further 20-plus hectares of old vines from which they source grapes under long-term contracts with the local grape-growers. The wine maker is David Maisuradze, a hugely experienced and diligent producer who is somewhat of a reluctant celebrity in Georgian wine circles. Mosmieri make both Qvevri and conventional wines in the immaculate marani and winery. Skin contact for their Amber wines owes more to the lighter Imeretian than sturdier Kakhetian tradition, giving bright, aromatic, juicy wines. Maisuradze loves to experiment, and makes Amber Rkatsiteli in both Qvevri and stainless steel, with fascinatingly different, equally delicious, results. Their range of grape varieties encompasses Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane in White and Amber, and Saperavi in red and rosé. The restaurant, which features great local produce, and a traditional charcoal grill and bread oven, is already a favourite with high-end gastronomic tour operators. An eco-friendly guest house will open next year. Already exported to Germany, this new winery is one to watch.