Georgia

Proprietor: Mariam Iosebidze
Year of Establishment:  2014
Size of Estate:  4,000 sq metres
Av. bottles/annum:  500 to 700 bottles

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Importer: Tim Stock - Vinous Imports, tim@vinous.com.au


Mariam Iosebidze’s day job is as a travel guide for a specialised experiential tourism company based in Tbilisi but since 2014 she has crafted 600-700 bottles of the once famous Tavkveri red variety in her uncle’s marani high up in the cool of the mountains to the south of Tbilisi. Mariam is one of a growing band of young women embracing traditional winemaking practices as a potential career, for so long dominated by older men, and one of the most promising. She coaxes vibrant red fruits and the oyster shell minerality out of Tavkveri grown on the rocky slopes of what was once the favoured vineyard of the Royal Family. She is one of the smallest producers of traditional natural wines in Georgia.

 


WINES AVAILABLE FOR TASTING

Vino/Tavkveri/2015 ($49 RRP)

Vino/Tavkveri/ 2014 ($66 RRP)