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Georgia is a land famed for its natural bounty. There are over 500 varieties of grape in Georgia, a greater diversity than anywhere else, with around 40 being used in commercial wine production.
Conditions are well suited for viticulture: summers are rarely excessively hot, winters are mild and frost-free. The mountains around the vineyards are full of natural springs, and rivers drain mineral-rich waters into the valleys.
The great majority of our vineyards are 15 years old, up to 25 years for some parcels and Appellation of Controlled Origin wines. Deep roots draw the refreshing water, brought by the pure springs of the Caucasus Mountains and produce bountiful and rich juices. They ultimately deliver consistent wines that any host would be proud to serve and share during each ceremony of life.
GWS owns 400 hectares of vineyards, out of which 280 ha is red grape varietal and 120 ha is white grape. Our vineyards produce 70% of Georgian traditional wine grape varietal and 30% of International varietal.
In near future GWS will present new style of bio wines from its own vineyards.
After general studies in BORDEAUX about viticulture and oenology, Philippe LESPY obtained PHD in grapes biology and physiology. He obtained also two patents in relation with vineyards flowering, today bought by BASF. Philippe worked more than 18 years for wine companies in Bordeaux (Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, Château Lagrange, Château Serilhan), in Burgundy (Badet Clément et Compagnie) and internationally (Domaine de la Zouina in Morocco for example). Since 2013 Philippe is our wine maker and CEO for GWS. Building on the expertise of our Georgian viticulturists, his priority is to bring all our vineyards to the highest World Class level.Read More
GWS - one of the most famous wineries in Georgia and creator of TAMADA and Old Tbilisi wines - is launching a new expression of the traditional Georgian Chacha: GWS Supreme Chacha, available in three different flavors - Oak, Honey and Traditional. Exceptionally aromatic, this new lineup has been crafted to inspire the best mixologists. GWS Supreme Chacha will be available from August 2019 on both the Georgian and the Ukrainian markets.
Georgian Wines & Spirits Company (GWS), one of the oldest and well-known producers of handpicked wines in Georgia and a constant provider of high quality product, is excited to launch a refreshed label OLD TBILISI, hitting the shelves on June 2019. The new label reflects company’s approach to represent the true spirit of the old town and add a modern twist to it.