About Our Wines

Our Mission is to curate, import and sell only the finest, natural wines produced both from traditional Georgian methods AND modern "Low Intervention Conventional" European methods.

We have partnered with leading wine experts and authorities from Georgia and the USA in order to source, supply and market fine wines from the birthplace of wine. The sourcing and partners of the wine we import include leading Georgian Wineries, Georgia's National Wine Agency, The Natural Wine Association of Georgia (NWA), and the Georgian Women in Wine Industry Association (WIWI)

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Why Wines from Georgia and the Caucasus?

Foremost, there are fantastic and interesting wines from Georgia, but Georgian wine is largely unknown, and sometimes confused with misconceptions and even unfavorable impressions. Traditional Georgian winemaking, where wine is fermented and aged in large clay vessels (QVEVRI) buried underground, has been practiced in Georgia for 8000 years, longer than anywhere in human history. These practices were disrupted throughout the Soviet era when only a few indigenous varieties were grown and wine production was concentrated on quantity over quality. High yield wines were made in government controlled industrial complexes. Family vineyards and adherence to traditional Georgian methods saved the indigenous grapes from extinction and maintained traditional methods. Only since the fall of the USSR coupled with free-market entrepreneurial resurgence has Georgian winemaking tradition come back to life, and only over the past two decades has Georgian wine begun to emerge abundantly to World markets.

About Georgia - Where is Georgia (the Country!) and Why does it have such an ideal geography and climate for wine?

Georgia lies in the far East of Europe, along similar latitudes of Tuscany, Southern France, Spain, Portugal and Northern California. It has rich soils, a temperate climate and abundant moisture delivered from Black Sea influenced weather, with hundreds of streams and rivers draining from massive snow covered mountains.

About the Country of Georgia

How we Select, Source and Import Our Wines

It all starts in Georgia! Having lived and worked there, we hold deep appreciation and respect for the country, its people, history and its unparalleled wine culture and extraordinary wines; In Georgia, we have partnered with both established and new entrepreneurial leaders to search, survey and source the finest wines Georgia has to offer. In the US, we've partnered with leading independent wine experts and sommeliers to validate our prospective wines for adaptability to US wine interests.

How We Select The Best

Georgia's Indigenous Grape Varieties and why they make for unique, interesting wines

With over 500 indigenous varieties, most of which the West has never heard of or tasted, Georgia offers a whole new spectrum of wine to explore, learn about, appreciate and ENJOY!

Learn About Georgia's Native Grapes

What is Traditional Georgian Winemaking and the Qvevri (prounounced "Ka-Vev-Ree")?

Tracing back to the very origins of wine-making, fermentation and storage occurs in these buried clay vessels according to time honored proven traditional techniques handed and refined from generation to generation over thousands of years. So what, you say!! Only modern tech for me. Modern winemaking isn't natural, nore sustainable, nor healthy; read pesticides, eco-unfriendly farming, additives, pesticides.


What is Natural Winemaking and why is Georgia considered the benchmark for Natural Winemaking

Natural winemaking has emerged as a popular approach to how wine grapes are grown and how they are turned into wine through fermentation, aging, bottling and distribution. There are many variables and decisions the winemaker must contend with, and depending on the expertise and decision-making, the natural wine methods can result in huge variability in the quality, shelf-life, and characteristics of the wine. There are many small (and large) winemakers who experiment much like the craft beer industry has innovated and evolved the diversity of beer experiences. In many respects, Natural Winemaking across the globe is a revolution in how wines are made, with natural methods deployed in different degrees and with diverse results. WHAT IS IMPORTANT ABOUT GEORGIAN NATURAL WINEMAKING IS THAT IT TOO IS EXPERIMENTING TO DIVERSIFY GEORGIAN INDIGENOUS VARIETIES INTO TERROIR BASED BUT UNIQUE WINES, BUT IS DOING SO USING GEORGIAN TRIED AND TRUE NATURAL METHODS (SUCH AS QVEVRI AND SKIN CONTACT FERMENTATION) TO SUPPORT HIGH QUALITY AND TRULY EXQUISITE NATURAL WINES.

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Why we Import both Natural Wines AND "Low Intervention Conventional" European Wines

We import a combination of Natural and "Low Intervention Conventional European" wines. Why? We believe that provides the opportunity to have a diverse portfolio of high-quality, scalable (production and characteristics dimensions), and healthy wines. It also affords us the ability to partner with both small, growing wineries as well as sponsoring the emerging commercial, innovative wineries that produce both Natural and Low Intervention wines.

Having defined Natural Winemaking, let us define "Low Intervention Conventional" European winemaking. In most cases, Low Intervention Conventional wines are following many, if not most of the principles of natural winemaking. The differences are as follows:

Vineyard Management: Natural vineyards abide by strict adherence to only naturally occuring water sources (dry farming), fertilization (compost and animal (sheep/goat winter grazing), bio-dynamic pest control (NO chemicals). Conventional vineyards may use some irrigation, natural fertilizers and minimal natural pesticides.

Harvesting: Generally no differences as grapes are hand harvested, crushed and sorted for fermentation by hand. In both cases, our wineries

Fermentation: Slight differenence in Low Intervention fermentation may include limited added yeasts to augment fermentation (versus Natural being purely the yeasts that exist naturally on the skins), fermentation in Stainless Steal (versus Georgian Natural wines almost always in Qvevri), may be without skin contact (whereas Georgian Naturals NEED skin contact).

Aging: Low intervention aging may be also done in stainless steel or oak more frequently than purely natural wine aging which is often done in Qvevri.

Bottling and storage: Low intervention wines may filter and use very limited fining at bottling, with potential for some limited additional sulfites added for preservation (but generally much more limited than standard winemaking, generally resulting in less than 50 parts per million (PPM) versus an average of 80 PPM for most wines made in the US and Europe.