Atenuri (or Ateni)
Lapati was established by natural wine makers Vincent Jullien and Guillaume Gouerou, to produce wine with local grape growers in a natural and environment-friendly way using the traditional Qvevri wine-making method. They completed their Marani (traditional Georgian cellar) in Sagarejo, Kakheti in 2015 and currently produce about 3,500 bottles.
Everything is made in qvevri. Naturally sparkling wines that comprise more than half the production and still wines are made with biologically farmed grapes.
Lapati is a member of the Natural Wine Association.
Village Sagarejo, Sagarejo Municipality, Region Kakheti, Georgia
About half of the grapes comes from Lapati's own vineyards in Kakheti, Shida Kartli, and Imereti. The remainder comes from growers who also farm organically. The owners buy just enough fruit to fully fill the four one-ton qvevris. The grapes are hand harvested and crushed by feet. The owners try to link Georgian and French cultures of winemaking techniques.