The Pataridzes’ Rachuli, exclusive wine made at the Pataridzes’ family wine cellar, are sold in California and New York, the USA. The company founder Shorena Pataridze told BM.GE that they have inherited winemaking technology form grandfather, who was winegrower and used to make traditional semisweet Khvanchkara.
Descendants have enriched the old knowledge with new experience and developed a new product – Pataridzes’ Rachuli, a bio and semi-dry wine.
“Our vineyard is located in Ambrolauri, the village of Abanoebi, in the microzone of Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli, on 1.5 hectare space, where grapes of special quality grow. We pick about 7 tons of grapes a year and we make wines at family wine cellar. We have taken into account recommendations by experienced winemakers and made semi-dry Khvanchkara, not traditional semisweet one. To this end we pick grapes before its sugar content rises. Consequently, US importers have approved our wines very much. 50% of our harvest are bought by this company.
We bottled first wines in 2015, test 90 bottles, while in 2017 we produced 2000 bottles, when US, distinguished winemaking specialist Lisa Granick tasted our wines and told this product would be sold successfully on any market… This product raised interest on London market too and we plan to participate in exhibition in Germany too. Europe is our priority direction, but we want to sell a part of products in Georgia too so as our citizens also have the opportunity to taste our products”, Shorena Pataridze said.
The wine cellar’s output will rise to 5000 bottles a year.
US Blue Danube Wain is conducting negotiations with the Pataridzes’ wine cellar to export 70% of produced wines to the USA, she noted.