It is with great pleasure to announce that OWC has collaborated with several boutique Georgian vineyards and obtained the exclusive rights to export and sell wines into Singapore and selected Asian countries.
Wholesales of Georgian wines is also welcome too.
Where is Georgia?
Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia and cross road to the black sea Silk road. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan.
The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and its 2016 population is about 3.72 million. Georgia is a unitary, semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.
What so special about Georgian wines?
Georgia is one of the oldest wine regions in the world. The fertile valleys of the South Caucasus house the source of the world’s first cultivated grapevines and neolithic wine production, dated back to over 8,000 years ago. .
Traditional Georgian grape varieties are little known to the world. Now that the wines of Eastern and Central Europe are coming to international awareness, grapes from this region are becoming better known. Although there are nearly 400 to choose from, only 38 varieties are officially grown for commercial viticulture in Georgia. More and more rare variety grapes are being rediscovered after the post break away from the former Soviet Union.
Ancient Georgian Qvevri wine-making method
The Georgian Wine processing, Qvevri wine-making method now comes under the UNESCO heritage listing in 2013, is practised throughout Georgia. The Qvevri is an egg-shaped earthenware vessel used for making, ageing and storing the wine. The wine-making process involves pressing the grapes and then pouring the juice, grape skins, stalks and pips into the Qvevri, which is sealed and buried in the ground so that the wine can ferment for five to six months before consuming.
How does Qvevri wines taste?
The flavor of Georgian qvevri wine depends on a variety of factors including grape varieties and the length of fermentation. Owing to skin-contact fermentation, qvevri wines made using white grapes are of a dazzling orange in color while red grapes are intensely colored, inky wines. Qvevri wines are intensely aromatic, displaying an intriguing mix of fruit and savory characteristics. Among these are oxidative notes, which are developed thanks to the vessel’s porosity.
With all these narratives on Georgian wines, we bet you are eager to try a few now. OWC is proud to bring in wines from 4 different boutique Georgian vineyards, with plenty of selections to choose from in our eShop. Have a try and let us know your feedback on these wines. Happy shopping!