Kakheti, the largest wine-producing region of Georgia, is known for its traditional winemaking techniques and high-quality wines made from indigenous grape varietals.
Regional History & Terroir: Kakheti has a long history of winemaking, dating back over 8,000 years. The region has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters, and a diverse terroir that includes volcanic, alluvial, and limestone soils. The region's hilly terrain provides a range of altitudes for grape cultivation.
Regional Wine Styles: The Kakheti region produces a range of high-quality wines, including dry, semi-sweet, and sweet white wines made from Rkatsiteli and other indigenous grape varietals. The region is also known for its full-bodied, tannic red wines made from Saperavi and other indigenous grape varietals. The traditional winemaking method of fermentation in qvevri (large clay vessels) is still widely used in the region, resulting in unique and complex flavors