The story behind this apparently modern winery is a gripping tale of princes, tragedy and resurgence. Wine Man was founded by Alexandre I. Jorjadze in 1998, who is descended from a long line of Kakhetian Princes. His grandfather and namesake, Prince Alexandre M. Jorjadze, was one of the pioneers of high-quality commercial winemaking in the late 1800s. He was killed – and his land and vineyards confiscated – during the revolution in 1918. Alexandre I was determined to restore his family’s winemaking heritage and, after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, set about buying the vineyards in Kahipari village. He founded Wine Man in 1998 and has steered the company to great success with deliciously vibrant, pure wines. His daughters Tina and Keti now run the family firm and winemaking is in the hands of Revaz Lashkhi.