Our family has been making wine for seven generations, and throughout this time the word Kapistoni has had a special meaning.
When a wine was excellent, it was qualified as Kapistoni wine. We have always strived to create wines that could carry such qualification. Although somewhat abstract and with a precise definition that remained elusive to previous generations of our family, we believe that the source of those qualities is rooted in methods used by Georgians for over 8000 years in which qvevri plays a central role.
We firmly hold that preserving tradition is paramount in safeguarding the distinctive essence of Georgian wines. This characteristic quality arises from the harmonious interplay between the qvevri's singular environment for wine aging and the exclusive cultivation of indigenous grapes. Coupled with minimal intervention throughout the fermentation and aging stages, the resultant product consistently aligns with the discerning standards of a Kapistoni wine.
Adherence to Tradition
In recent years, Georgian wine has gained significant global recognition, captivating a broader audience of wine enthusiasts. This surge has also fostered a valuable exchange of ideas between Georgian winemakers and their European counterparts. Consequently, many Georgian vintners have incorporated Western winemaking techniques in an endeavor to harmonize the flavor profile of Georgian wine with European preferences.
While not an extensively growing movement, we have deliberately chosen to produce wines that remain faithful to the authentic, artisanal essence of Georgian winemaking.
We firmly believe that the finest Georgian wines are those that stay true to the character that endeared them to a worldwide audience.
Our wines stand as a testament to this enduring commitment and embody our sincere interpretation of what exceptional Kapistoni wines should exemplify.