• OWC EXCLUSIVE : Introducing Georgian Wines – Loladze Family Winery

    Founded in 2012, Loladze Family Winery combines modern methods and technologies with the Georgian traditional winemaking. As the winery intends to increase the volume of their production, they do so while focusing on the quality of their wines, as well.

    Loladze Family Winery sits in the historic Mesketi region of Georgia, north of the capital Tbilisi near the impressive Caucasus Mountains and beside the flowing Aragvi River. The region’s climate is suitable for the cultivation of several rare grape varietals, as the region has become famous for its wine production over many generations of winemakers.

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  • OWC EXCLUSIVE : Introducing Georgian Wines – Friends’ Wine

    Friends’ wine works in conjunction with Nelkarisi Winery. In 2009, Friends’ wine was founded as an endeavor of companions from 11 countries around the world, united in their appreciation for Georgian wine.

    Nelkarisi Winery preserves the authentic winegrowing traditions of Georgia, and Ikano teams up with international winemakers and foreign wines to produce exquisite blends.

    Friends’ wine rests in the Alazani River Valley between the Caucasus Mountains and the Gombori range. The vineyards are in the Kindzmarauli micro-zone, between the Alazani and Durudji Rivers in Kakheti. Because of the black soil from the river Durudji, the temperature is about three to five degrees higher than nearby areas; thus, the grapes have 23-28% sugar.

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  • OWC EXCLUSIVE : Introducing Georgian Wines – Winiveria

    Chateau Mere opened in September 2011 in Vardisubani Roseville, near Telavi. It partners with Winiveria, one of Georgia’s first agrotourism companies. The winery prides itself on its production of authentic Georgian wines produced with traditional qvevri methods dating back over 8,000 years. The winery seeks to continue the revival of the natural wine movement in Georgia.

    Adjacent to the Lagodekhi Nature Preserve, Vardisubani Village is nestled between mountain tributaries in the Alazani River watershed. Chateau Mere lies in the Tsinandali microzone where several rare indigenous grape varietals thrive in Kakheti’s fertile climate.

    The wine company “Winiveria” was established in 2008 with focus on producing the high-quality wine. For this purpose, the local farm economies which possess a minimum 20 years of age vineyards were incorporated in the wine company “Winiveria”, which correspondingly led to a limited output.

    Winiveria wines are produced in traditional Kakhetian technique, squeezed in pitcher, where it is boiled down and then 6-7 months maceration (Chacha detaining). After this period, the wine is a crystal transparent and stable, there is no need for any treatment and filtration, and is distinguished with tones of dry fruit, nuts, tobacco and newly peeled wood.

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  • OWC EXCLUSIVE : Georgian wine history and its wine culture

    Georgia is the only country in the world where winemaking methods that were developed up to 8,000 years ago have not only never been abandoned but remain in many ways best practice.” – ANDREW JEFFORD, Wine writer, Financial Time.

    Georgian wine history

    For generations, Georgia has proudly claimed the title of the birthplace of wine. In 2015, scientists studying the residues (remains of grapes and grape seeds) contained in an ancient clay vessels dating back 8,000 years at an archeological dig in southeastern Georgia, dated these artifacts to 6000 BCE, which had established ancient Georgia as the first known location of grape winemaking.

    Georgians have made wine in egg-shaped clay vessels called qvevri continuously for 8,000 years. Using the traditional method, these vessels are buried underground to keep temperatures constant during fermentation and aging. In 2013, the United Nations added qvevri winemaking to the UNESCO list as “Humanity’s Intangible Cultural Heritage”.

    Georgia wine regions and its wine culture

    The Georgian wine map is sprawling and complex, where few areas of this ancient country have remained untouched by viticulture. From Kakheti in the south-east to Apkhazeti atop the Black Sea coast, there is great diversity of climate, topography and geology. Among the best-known Georgian wine regions, Kakheti is the best place to get acquainted with this ancient tradition, thanks to its welcoming wineries, 1,500-year-old monasteries and man-made cave cities.

    Despite being the oldest wine region in the world, Georgian wines have only come onto the world wine map recently due to the growing interest in natural wines. Even when many would think the culture of France or Italy is so wine-centric, Georgians has taken it to a whole different level as it is such an integral part of their culture and everyday life, which has always been a home endeavor, infused with history, religion and mythology.

    To taste wine at its source, you need to visit Georgia, the tiny Caucasian nation that’s been making wine longer than anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, we are unable to do so now due to the current COVID-19 situaion, but fear not, OWC has collaborated with several boutique Georgian vineyards and obtained the exclusive rights to export and sell wines into Singapore and selected Asian countries. Look out for these unqiue Georgian wines via OWC eShop.

    Wholesales of Georgian wines is also welcome too.

  • OWC EXCLUSIVE : Georgian wines

    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!