Owners: Giorgi Muchaidze & Grigol Lelashvili
Winemakers: Archil Lobzhanidze
Vineyards: Long-term partnerships with growers farming 5.5ha across five sites
Vineyard management: Practicing organic
Soils: Varies by site, including gravel and clay
Grapes grown: Saperavi, Cabernet Franc, Kisi, Kakhuri Mtsvane, Khikhvi
Annual production: 5,000 bottles
- G.Wine was founded by three friends to introduce the best of Georgian wine to the world.
- They use both traditional Georgian and modern European winemaking methods.
- They source fruit through long-term partnerships with local growers.
G.Wine was founded in 2012 by three friends who were passionate about Georgian wine and wanted to show the best of what it could be to the world. They focus on mainly indigenous Georgian grape varieties with the goal of introducing Georgian terroir to the global wine community. Rather than farming their own vineyards, the three friends have established long-term partnerships with grape growers in the region, from whom they purchase fruit. They work with the growers to ensure that the farming methods and fruit quality are up to their standards. Only the best wine produced each year is bottled under the G.WINE label.
In 2016, they built a new “marani” (wine cellar) where they began producing skin-contact whites in traditional qvevris, the UNESCO-recognized historic Georgian method of winemaking. Red wines are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, and white wines are fermented on the skins in qvevri for six months. For both reds and whites, no artificial additives are used besides a moderate quantity of sulfur, and the wines are lightly filtered. The combination of both traditional Georgian qvevri and classical European winemaking methods showcases the versatility of Georgian grapes.