One of them is John, an American naturalized Georgian whose Pheasant's tears are widely known and appreciate by the best sommeliers around the world. He has relentlessly promoted Georgian natural wines across the world and supported small promising winemakers across Georgia, while preserving the traditional Georgian wine-making methods. It is a privilege to sell Pheasant's Tears in Belgium, together with other niche winemaking friends such as Lapati Wines, Iago's Wines and Artanuli Gvino.
Lapati Wines is born in 2015. Vincent Jullien and Guillaume Gouerou, both directors, met a few years before in the Art Villa Garikula thanks to Karaman Kutateladze. Vincent was there to realize his first experiments of natural sparkling wine with the grapes of the villa and Guillaume was there as an artist, invited within the framework of the international festival of contemporary art " Fest i nova " which takes place there every year in September. The sometimes over-subtle discussions slowly made their way towards a common desire to realize a long-lasting project. Mutualizing money and knowledges with the aim of making wine with local grape growers in a natural and environment-friendly way without putting aside the technical aspect of the art of making Qvevri wine, here in Georgia, the world's cradle of wine. For quite a long time they have been looking for a place to start all around Georgia and it will be finally in Sagarejo, in Kakheti, that they will establish their Marani in a former house on the heights of the city in August, 2015.
The area of theri activities is organic viticulture and winemaking. The company was the first in Georgia who received the first Bio Certificate in Georgia in 2005. The wine cellar produces 5000 bottles of white dried natural wines per year. At this stage 100% wine produced in the wine cellar exports. The vineyard is cultivated in Mtskheta village. Chalk Traditional and ecological methods are used in vineyards, grapes and wine making processes. The company produces wine from one of the best Georgian varieties of grapes in the Chinuri traditional "traditional" queens.
Iberieli is a family winery run by Zurab Topuridze. The name Iberieli – which was chosen by Zurab’s children – is Georgian translation of the word "Iberian" and refers to the ancient people in the Caucasus who made wine several thousands of years ago; these people later became Georgians and are believed to be the inventors of winemaking. The family aims to maintain the authentic tradition of winemaking in Georgia, producing unique natural wines from native grapes and setting standards and real examples for their counterparts and friends. Registered Office address and contact details are provided below.
Vintners & vagabonds
igavi wines; special vineyard sites in vani, imereti & tsageri, lechkhum. From a vineyard planted in 1954 in zeindari, imere.
Samtavisi’s Marani has been selling wines since 2014, producing fine natural wine with traditional Georgian winemaking methods that date back thousands of years. The winery harvests rare local grape varieties Chinuri, Goruli, Mtsvane, and Buza with organic processes over a 2-hectare territory, with no filtration or additives.
Samtavisi’s Marani is a member of the Natural Wine Association.