Nino Meris

Nino Meris is a woman owned and operated vineyard and celler located in Kakheti. Nino and her mother produced a Saperavi 2020 vintage made in qvevri, according to the traditional Georgian method.  The wine-making process involves pressing the grapes and then pouring the juice, grape skins, stems, and pips into the qvevri, which is sealed…

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Oreste Wine Estate

Oreste Wine Estate believes in the importance of indigenous grapes like the Kisi, Mtsvane, and Rkatsiteli to reflect the terroir of Kistauri. Pairing these native grapes with our natural vinification process, including artisanal manual methods and the use of indigenous yeast. Oreste grapes are fermented and macerated for 6 months on their skins, followed by…

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Andronikashvili’s Marani

Andronikos I Komnenos was the emperor of Byzantium from 1105-1183, and during his exile from Constantinople he settled in Kakheti. His son, Alexios Komnenos (1170-1199) is the forefather of the noble Andronikashvili family. Regarded as the grandees of first class in the Kingdom of Kakheti, they held political, military, and diplomatic posts at the Georgian…

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Spekali Winery

Spekali Winery is located in Kakheti, historically the main region for wine production in Georgia. They are a small producer of exclusive, artisan qvevri wines from certain endogenous grape varieties such as Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, and Mtsvane Kakhuri, best known for their micro-zone. The vineyard was originally planted by us back in 2003-2004. They provide very…

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Chekura

It was Alex, one of the ancestors, who first produced a commercial wine into our family. Through the years he was exporting the wines in barrels to the Russian Empire. Since then, winemaking is a glorious profession of a Chekurishvili family. Sadly, Georgia being part of the USSR did not allow the ancestors to own…

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