Founded in 1997, this family owned and quality focused producer owns vineyards in many of Georgia’s most famed micro-zones and appellations. The winery is in Tsinandali, the aristocratic town that Prince Chavchavadze made the heart of Georgian wine production in the 18th century.
Vineyards are managed using different approaches, from conventional, to organic, and biodynamic for Salome terroir.
Shumi Winery focuses on bringing Georgian wines into the 21st century while respecting ancestral methods, using qvevris, stainless steel and cask, depending on what each wine needs.
Their wines, in both styles, are excellent. The Iberiuli Saperavi is an award-winner in many markets. In the UK, the wines are imported by Taste of Georgia, and are listed in many independent wine shops and restaurants.
Shumi is a popular attraction on the Kakhetian vineyard trail. It has beautiful gardens, a wine museum, a tasting room, and a fine restaurant. The young and multi-lingual team offer excellent tours and tastings, and are proud of the experimental vineyard in which you can see hundreds of different Georgian and international grape varieties planted in adjacent rows.
With the arrival of Salome Lomsadze, the latest generation, this winery is taking a confident lead in developing awareness and prestige for Georgian wine.