Tvishi Tsolikouri was produced 3 years ago in Lechkhumi – historic province in northwestern Georgia by 56-year-old Tamaz Asatiani.
Tamaz Asatiani has the vineyard in the famous micro zone of Lechkhumi – in the Village of Tvishi. The vine is planted in 2 hectares of land, through which the peasant produces white, dry, and semi-sweet Tholikouri.
As the Georgian winemaker notes, winery and viticulture is the tradition of his family.
“We grow Tsolikouri, we look after the vineyard, vine needs care. Therefore, I carefully take this job, during all summer period we carry out all the procedures that are needed and later the results are obvious”, – said Tamaz Asatiani.
His wine appeared for the first time on July 12, 2013.
,, Initially I was nervous because I did not know how the market would accept us, but fortunately, everything went well. “Tvishi Tsolikouri” quite well and easily adapted to the consumers’ tastes. As a result since 2013 we started intensive realization of our production”.
“Tvishi Tsolikouri” is sold as in Georgia, as well as in France, Poland and Russia.
The price per ,,Tvishi Tsolikouri” bottle is 25 GEL. Additionally, it is quite popular among wine seekers.
Tamaz Asatiani noted that the success achieved in this field, especially in “Tvishi Tsolikouri” wine production is the huge motivation for him and his family to the daily care of the wine quality and to improve the taste of the wine itself.
According to him Wine business development plays an important role in terms of national economic development.
This business is considered as the best way to demonstrate country’s own culture and traditions. Many countries are successfully using wine tourism for the recognition and promotion of the country.
As it is said, Georgia has a very large resources of wine tourism development.
The winemaker Tamaz Asatiani says that:
“Wine tourism is a very important phenomena, it can meaningfully grow the awareness of our country – Georgia.”