Georgia's Finest Imeretian Wines

 

Wines

Krakhuna Qvevri

Krakhuna Qvevri is made through Georgian traditional winemaking method and aged in traditional clayvessels – in this case Imeretian equivalent of Qvevries: Churies, dug into the earth. This full-bodied dry wine of orange color is distinguished by its strong character as well as unique aroma and bouquet of orchard fruits, raisin and savory quince. The Silver Medal has been awarded to Krakhuna Qvevri at  Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Ojaleshi

Ojaleshi is made from unique aborigine Georgian variety of dark-skinned grapes distinguished by its high quality and taste. This dry red wine is characterized with notes of meadow flowers, violet and mushrooms. Although deeply colored, the wine tends to be light-bodied. Ojaleshi ages well and peaks its quality if cellared for 10-15 years. Goes well with both, meats and vegetable.

Otskhanuri Sapere

This wonderful full-bodied dry red wine is made from one of the oldest grape varieties in Georgia, dated back to 7000 years B.C. The wine Otskhanuri Sapere has been considered as part of Colchian Culture that emerged and developed in the second millennium BC. The wine has an intense ruby color, is firmly structured and its aroma is characterized with notes of cherry and black currant. Goes best with veal, mutton or Georgian-style fried mushrooms. The wine ages well, peaking after 10-15 years, but can be cellared for an additional 20-30 years.

Tsolikouri Qvevri

Tsolikouri Qvevri is made through Georgian traditional winemaking method and aged in traditional clay vessels – in this case Imeretian equivalent of Qvevries: Churies, dug into the earth. The wine is made from one of the best and widespread grape varieties in Georgia, through full skin contact and is distinguished by notes of pear, orange peel and peach. Goes well with cheese, poultry and walnuts.

Ojaleshi Krakhuna
 

The wine is a product of a bold experiment by our winemaker, which has been widely recognized among wine experts. The wine is a coupage of Sviri Krakhuna and Lechkhumian Ojaleshi uniquely blended together. As a result this summer wine is characterized with a rich bouquet and stunning aroma.

Krakhuna


Krakhuna is a white dry wine made from the grape variety of the same name originated from Kolkheti and grown since then in Imereti, Georgia. This extraordinary wine is distinguished with its citrus aroma and notes of lime and pear. Although light and tasty, Krakhuna contains 13% of alcohol. Goes best with poultry and vegetables. The Bronze Medal has been awarded to our Krakhuna at Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri

This full-bodied amber-colored qvevri wine is characterized with rich notes of honey, raisin and dried apricots. Tsitska and Tsolikouri are two white Georgian grape varieties grown in Imereti often paired to make dry Georgian whites with cheerful, lighter character. However, Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri macerated on the skins for six months, with no stem inclusion and kept in Churies, demonstrates strong character through its taste, flavor and long aftertaste.
TSOLIKOURI
Autochthonous variety from the West Georgia region of Imereti. Golden amber in color with some sediment. Notes of green apples, yellow plums, citrus aromas of tangerines and clementine followed by floral and nutty aromas and hints of citrus blossom honey. It is lively and fresh on the palate with a citrus taste, and a long lingering finish with a pinch of tannin at the end
 

Wines

Krakhuna Qvevri

Krakhuna Qvevri is made through Georgian traditional winemaking method and aged in traditional clayvessels – in this case Imeretian equivalent of Qvevries: Churies, dug into the earth. This full-bodied dry wine of orange color is distinguished by its strong character as well as unique aroma and bouquet of orchard fruits, raisin and savory quince. The Silver Medal has been awarded to Krakhuna Qvevri at  Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Ojaleshi

Ojaleshi is made from unique aborigine Georgian variety of dark-skinned grapes distinguished by its high quality and taste. This dry red wine is characterized with notes of meadow flowers, violet and mushrooms. Although deeply colored, the wine tends to be light-bodied. Ojaleshi ages well and peaks its quality if cellared for 10-15 years. Goes well with both, meats and vegetable.

Otskhanuri Sapere

This wonderful full-bodied dry red wine is made from one of the oldest grape varieties in Georgia, dated back to 7000 years B.C. The wine Otskhanuri Sapere has been considered as part of Colchian Culture that emerged and developed in the second millennium BC. The wine has an intense ruby color, is firmly structured and its aroma is characterized with notes of cherry and black currant. Goes best with veal, mutton or Georgian-style fried mushrooms. The wine ages well, peaking after 10-15 years, but can be cellared for an additional 20-30 years.

Tsolikouri Qvevri

Tsolikouri Qvevri is made through Georgian traditional winemaking method and aged in traditional clay vessels – in this case Imeretian equivalent of Qvevries: Churies, dug into the earth. The wine is made from one of the best and widespread grape varieties in Georgia, through full skin contact and is distinguished by notes of pear, orange peel and peach. Goes well with cheese, poultry and walnuts.

Krakhuna


Krakhuna is a white dry wine made from the grape variety of the same name originated from Kolkheti and grown since then in Imereti, Georgia. This extraordinary wine is distinguished with its citrus aroma and notes of lime and pear. Although light and tasty, Krakhuna contains 13% of alcohol. Goes best with poultry and vegetables. The Bronze Medal has been awarded to our Krakhuna at Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri

This full-bodied amber-colored qvevri wine is characterized with rich notes of honey, raisin and dried apricots. Tsitska and Tsolikouri are two white Georgian grape varieties grown in Imereti often paired to make dry Georgian whites with cheerful, lighter character. However, Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri macerated on the skins for six months, with no stem inclusion and kept in Churies, demonstrates strong character through its taste, flavor and long aftertaste.
TSOLIKOURI
Autochthonous variety from the West Georgia region of Imereti. Golden amber in color with some sediment. Notes of green apples, yellow plums, citrus aromas of tangerines and clementine followed by floral and nutty aromas and hints of citrus blossom honey. It is lively and fresh on the palate with a citrus taste, and a long lingering finish with a pinch of tannin at the end

Wines

Krakhuna Qvevri

Krakhuna Qvevri is made through Georgian traditional winemaking method and aged in traditional clayvessels – in this case Imeretian equivalent of Qvevries: Churies, dug into the earth. This full-bodied dry wine of orange color is distinguished by its strong character as well as unique aroma and bouquet of orchard fruits, raisin and savory quince. The Silver Medal has been awarded to Krakhuna Qvevri at  Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Ojaleshi

Ojaleshi is made from unique aborigine Georgian variety of dark-skinned grapes distinguished by its high quality and taste. This dry red wine is characterized with notes of meadow flowers, violet and mushrooms. Although deeply colored, the wine tends to be light-bodied. Ojaleshi ages well and peaks its quality if cellared for 10-15 years. Goes well with both, meats and vegetable.



This wonderful full-bodied dry red wine is made from one of the oldest grape varieties in Georgia, dated back to 7000 years B.C. The wine Otskhanuri Sapere has been considered as part of Colchian Culture that emerged and developed in the second millennium BC. The wine has an intense ruby color, is firmly structured and its aroma is characterized with notes of cherry and black currant. Goes best with veal, mutton or Georgian-style fried mushrooms. The wine ages well, peaking after 10-15 years, but can be cellared for an additional 20-30 years.

Autochthonous variety from the West Georgia region of Imereti. Golden amber in color with some sediment. Notes of green apples, yellow plums, citrus aromas of tangerines and clementine followed by floral and nutty aromas and hints of citrus blossom honey. It is lively and fresh on the palate with a citrus taste, and a long lingering finish with a pinch of tannin at the end

Otskhanuri Saphere

Tsolikouri


 

The wine is a product of a bold experiment by our winemaker, which has been widely recognized among wine experts. The wine is a coupage of Sviri Krakhuna and Lechkhumian Ojaleshi uniquely blended together. As a result this summer wine is characterized with a rich bouquet and stunning aroma.

Ojaleshi Krakhuna

Krakhuna

Krakhuna is a white dry wine made from the grape variety of the same name originated from Kolkheti and grown since then in Imereti, Georgia. This extraordinary wine is distinguished with its citrus aroma and notes of lime and pear. Although light and tasty, Krakhuna contains 13% of alcohol. Goes best with poultry and vegetables. The Bronze Medal has been awarded to our Krakhuna at Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.


This full-bodied amber-colored qvevri wine is characterized with rich notes of honey, raisin and dried apricots. Tsitska and Tsolikouri are two white Georgian grape varieties grown in Imereti often paired to make dry Georgian whites with cheerful, lighter character. However, Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri macerated on the skins for six months, with no stem inclusion and kept in Churies, demonstrates strong character through its taste, flavor and long aftertaste.
Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri
Tsitska - Tsolikouri
The lightness and crispness is result of the Tsitska in the blend.Both the varieties are high acid
lower sugar grapes having adapted to the more humid western Georgian climate. All the fruit is
estate grown in the vineyards in the village of Meore Sviri, hand picked and hand sorted.
Notes of wild pear and green apple, hazelnut, apricot, lovely high acid good weight on the pallet,
slight tannin on the edges, finish of honeycomb.
Krakhuna -Mtsvane
Two native varieties compose a natural marriage of fresh, leafy and flower blossom from
Mtsvane and rich tropical fruits, lime and pear aromas from Krakhuna. A nice clean attack, with floral and citrus flavors. Mid-palate is rich with soft layers of citrus, pear and notable lingers in an 
elegant and racy finish.
 

       About

We are a winery focusing on exquisite Western Georgian, in particular Imeretian wines. These Wines have always been unique for their special crispness and flavor, but were more like hidden gems when it goes to Georgian wines due to the scarce production mainly limited to household winemaking. Over centuries, Imeretian population has been making wine in Churies – the western equivalent of already well-known Qvevries – giving an extra, special character to wines that are lighter, fresher, yet rich in flavor compared with other Georgian wines due to the unique, oldest vine varieties harvested exclusively in Imereti. We decided to introduce back this wonderful winemaking tradition, revitalize the oldest vine varieties and bring the Imeretian exquisite wines under the spotlight of wine lovers and the wine map at large.

Our wines represent a blend of Georgia’s 8000-year winemaking tradition and modern technology. Located in beautiful Imereti Region our vineyards are to harvest the best ever-possible grapes for winemaking in Georgia. Our vintners transform selected grape varieties into the outstanding wines resurrecting the culture and history of Imereti region. Tradition and excellence are the core of our philosophy.

Awards & Recognition

We are very proud to present our award-winning Krakhuna wines that have been selected out of about 18000 wines from 60 countries to grant Silver and Bronze medals at the world's largest and most influential competition Decanter World Wine Awards.

 

    Imereti

Imereti is the second largest wine producing region in Georgia. Its favorable climate for vine growing is predisposed by the Black Sea bordering the region from west and Caucasian Mountains surrounding the region from north and south. 70% of Imereti is mountainous that creates extremely favorable climate for rich and unique terroir. The region counts approximately 100 aboriginal varieties of vine from which the highest quality wines, both red and white, are produced. Traditional Imeretian technology of winemaking is different from that of well- known Kakhetian one. Yet, in Imereti the wine has been kept in Qvevris just like Kakheti and called Churis (the old-Georgian name of Qvevri is Churi that has been maintained by Imeretians as a name for big clay jars). But apart from Kakhetian winemaking Imeretian one considers adding small amounts of pomace to the grape juice in the process of fermentation.

Georgian cuisine has established its meaningful and unique place on the world culinary map. Among Georgian food Imeretian cuisine with it rich and exquisit offerings tops the list of Georgia’s regions. As a matter of fact, Imeretians are gourmands and pretty picky when it goes for food and wine. Therefore, they have always making diverse and unique wines each with its own story to tell. Nothing matches Imeretian “supra” (Georgian traditional feast) as much as Imeretian light wine cooled appropriately to serve.

 

Contact Us

Meore Sviri

Imereti, 2013 

Georgia

Tel: +995 577 550 508

 
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