Georgia, along with Mesopotamia, is considered the cradle of viticulture. The climate at the foot of the Caucasus is considered temperate, the soils are diverse. The Liparteliani family has been growing grapes for six generations. Their winery covers about 5 hectares and is located about 180 km southeast of the capital Tbilisi in Bolnisi, in the region of Lower Kartli (Kvemo Kartli). The winemaking family works passionately in harmony with nature. Interventions in winemaking are reduced to the essentials. Wine is a symbol of connection and joy for the family members, similar to music and dance.
Georgia is considered the home of the Qvevris. Literally translated, qvevri means “that which is buried.” These are egg-shaped jars or amphorae made of terracotta that are buried in the ground. It is in these vessels that the fermentation and aging of the wines take place. The Lipartelianis also adhere to this ancestral, traditional winemaking technique. Their Qvevri wines are intensely aromatic, with a fascinating blend of fruity and spicy characteristics. Exciting wines that are also ideal with hearty, spicy dishes. Today, winemakers around the world refer to this ancient Georgian winemaking tradition and use clay amphorae in winemaking.