Country Location: Georgia
The people.The company Prince Makashvili Cellar was founded in 2003 with the goal of producing high quality natural wine using old Georgian traditions of viticulture and wine-making. The name was later changed to Chveni Gvino — Our Wine.
In the vineyard. Today, the winery owns 5,5 hectares of vineyards, located in the Kakheti region, in the historically well-known Kardanakhi and Bakurtsikhe districts. The best vineyards, named “Tsarapi”, “Akhoebi” and ”Uroebi”, are located in the Alazani river gorge, on the Northern slopes of the Gombori mountain ridge, 320-400 meters above sea level. They are farmed biodynamically since 2014. The age of the vines varies from 15 to 45 years.
In the cellar. Wine production takes place in an old style Georgian cellar using traditional Kakhetian methods. Fermentation, maceration and maturation is done in clay kvevri of different sizes which are buried into the ground.