World’s oldest wine found in 8000 year old jars in Georgia
From 4000 varieties of vines in the world, 500 are original varieties in Georgia.
Some of the most special grape varieties are Rkatsiteli, Saperavi, Mtsivane, Khikvi, Kisi and others
Teliani – the story behind the wine
With its abundant vines, amazing soils and superbly helpful climate Georgia is a nation of winemakers. This is a people with wine in their blood – wine is at the heart of what it means to be Georgian.
Teliani Valley is a winery making some of the most vibrant, different, fresh, wines in the world. And doing it with such joy, hope and soul.
And it’s done not in a kind of homespun hit-or-miss way. Combining state of the art winecraft – the science of how to coax the best from nature – with a wisdom and inherited know-how that comes from a line of winemakers stretching back 8000 years.
This is the wine of Georgia – a land blessed with more than 500 grape varieties, a geography and a climate that is God given when it comes to vines, and an approach to winemaking that is at the core of who we are.
Teliani now stands at the forefront of Georgian wine, investing in land and grapes, and nurturing and fostering the superstar winemakers of tomorrow.
The roots of the business are in the personal sacrifice of cutting edge winemakers pooling their passion and resources to make great wines. Teliani Valley today attracts and supports the most exciting winemakers in Georgia, and gives them everything they need to make ground breaking, transcendent wines. These are artists at work. Highly trained experts – given the creative freedom to make the wines they had always dreamed of, in the Georgian way, combining tradition, skill, and above all a lot of heart and soul. These are wines to bring people together to share stories and songs and tears and love and laughter and life.