2021 Vellino Mtsvane14264
WINEMAKER: Beka Jimsheladze
REGION: Kakheti, GE
"I’m from Georgia, my name is Beka Jimsheladze and I’m a winemaker and owner of a small family winery – VELLINO and we produce natural wines (orange/amber, red, rose and white) from organically farmed local grapes with Georgian traditional unique method – skin contact fermentation and aging in Qvevri(clay vessel buried underground). My family had vineyards and have been making natural wines for decades in their old clay vessels – Qvevris, but this wine was made only for family use.
Because I had so big emotional touch with all those processes, to the village where I was born and where we have the vineyards, I stopped working in Tbilisi(capital) as a financial auditor in a world’s top financial company and moved to my village in 2015. This was the first year when we bottled our family wine and offered it to natural wine lovers." - Beka Jimsheladze