Ramaz Nikoladze’s wines are one of the most sought-after cult wines of Georgia. They are fought over by cutting-edge sommeliers and natural wine buyers in London, New York and Tokyo. This demand is as strong and authentic as the wines. From his small, sustainably cultivated vineyard in Imereti, Ramaz makes just a few thousand bottles of exclusively qvevri wines from local specialities Tsitska and Tsolikouri. Amber wines from this green, lofty western region of Georgia are made with less maceration than in the warmer, riper Kakhetian east. Ramaz’s Tsitska is made without skin maceration, and showcases the vivacity and bite of the region and grape. The Tsolikouri-Tsitska blend is made with several weeks of maceration, and is deliciously herbal and savoury. All wines are bottled with minimal sulphur additions. Famous for his conviction, love of punk and genuine hospitality, Ramaz has caught the attention of international media, including the BBC, which featured him on Radio 4’s “The Food Program”. His wines are imported into the UK by natural wine pioneers, Les Caves de Pyrene.