Founded in 2001, Shumi Winery is a leading producer of high-quality Georgian wines. Its large estate is located in the Kakheti wine region’s famous Tsinandali village.
Shumi Winery takes its name from an old Georgian word that means authentic, undiluted wine. The winery’s griffin logo refers to “Phaskunji”, a creature from Georgian mythology. Legend has it that the griffin brought the very first bunch of grapes to the people, and from these grapes, people started growing vines on the earth.
Shumi owns 300 hectares of vineyards in various microzones throughout Georgia, each with its own terroir, climate, and history.
While the Shumi wines from the local area are known for being distinctly Kakhetian in style, their passion is much broader as they work to educate guests from around the world with their impressive vineyard collection of over 400 indigenous varieties as well as their museum of ancient wine artifacts.
Village Tsinandali, Telavi Municipality, Region Kakheti, Georgia
Shumi Winery is located in the Alazani River Valley in the foothills of the Gombori Range, south of the Caucasus Mountains. This area of Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region is regarded as the birthplace of wine, and currently is one of Georgia’s most productive winemaking regions. The company owns vineyards located in Khvanchkara and Martvili in West Georgia; Tsinandali, Akhmeta, Gurjaani, Akhasheni, Kindzmarauli, Napareuli, Kvareli, Mukuzani and Ikalto in East Georgia. The soils are composed of alluvial, loam and brown forest soils.