The Spirit of Georgia LLC (the SG Winery) was incorporated in 2014, with its facility based in Telavi, Kakheti, the winemaking heart of Georgia. The company’s mission is to preserve and develop the traditional methods of Georgian winemaking, to enrich it with western experience, to promote Georgia as the Vine Zero Point and to secure its notable place in the world winemaking. The company produces a high-quality wine, expands its production by introducing new varietals year after year, but also works on various experiments and plans to offer new unique flavor combinations to the Georgian and foreign markets.
As of now the company produces six vine varieties under the brand name Vine Ponto. These are: Kisi, Mtsvane, Rkatsiteli, Khikhvi, Saperavi and Mukuzani. Annual production reaches 50K bottles of Vine Ponto premium quality wines.
Nowadays the company owns four wine cellars, two of which are Kvevris cellars, the third is for oak barrels and the fourth is for wine aging. 41 Kvevris are placed in cellars with totally capacity of 80 tons. The cellars for barrels and wine aging are placed underground and because of this naturally cool location wine quality is controlled and matured perfectly.
Wine is made in Kvevri, the traditional Georgian clay vessel buried in the ground. It stays in Kvevri together with its own grapes and skin for six months from September till March. In March the Kvevri is opened, wine is moved to Seguin Moreau oak barrels for further aging, where the maturing process continues for next 9-14 months. As the main purpose is to produce premium class Kvevri wines, Vine Ponto enters the market in 1.5-2 years after harvesting.
It’s worth mentioning that the company totally avoids artificial technological intervention usually applied for accelerating the process of wine maturing. The company just gives the wine the way to mature by it’s own.
Thanks to our approach for production and quality, our wine gained recognition on local as well as international wine competitions. All of our wines received awards and honored certificates.
Vine Ponto Kisi Amber is made from selected Kisi grapes fermented in Qvevri with natural yeasts for six months. This full-bodied wine has pleasant dried peach, apricot and white rose aromas. The palate is full, with flavors of white peach, followed by a long lingering finish.