Teliani are combining state of the art wine craft – the science of how to coax the best from nature – with a wisdom and inherited know-how that comes from a line of winemakers stretching back 8000 years.
Teliani is at the very forefront of Georgian wine. The roots of the business are in the personal sacrifice of cutting edge winemakers pooling their passion and resources to make great wines. The founding winemakers had both worked in the state owned Soviet wine factories. Together they sweated and toiled with no income for years to build up the independent winery. They did it to make the wines they had always wanted.
Teliani Valley today attracts and supports the most exciting winemakers in Georgia, and gives them everything they need to make exciting wines. Highly trained experts – given the creative freedom to make what they want from the grapes that grow through the land.
Teliani make a range of vibrant wines packed with character. In the UK, their successful “Winery 97” range includes plush reds, delicate and refreshing whites and sleek amber wines. Some are Qvevri and others are made using the ‘classical’ (i.e., non-Qvevri) method.
The company also makes wines under the tiny-production “Wine People” collections. Each collection features wines from 5-8 independent artisanal winemakers who are given help in bottling, labelling and marketing fascinating wines often made from very rare and regional grape varieties.