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Andro Barnovi
  • "I make wine, and live with the life of wine. I am routinely focused on growing of pleasant, long-living natural wines. Living Wines are the media for tastes and aromas, and they strengthen the humans' willingness for life. So I serve to this Life Elixir.

    Because only the Living Wine is an elixir, so the only honest path for the winemaker is to be a naturalist. All other paths are just FAST-FOOD businesses where no Life Elixirs are sold. And this is the main difference between the winemakers and businessmen. I am a wine maker" 

     

    Andro Barnovi is the founder and wine maker at "Wine Artisans", which is significant natural winery and wine association located near Gori, Georgia. The winery has quickly become known for the quality of wine and large variety of experimental blends, but also for the wine maker with an odd background. A former Governor of the region where he now works with grapes, creator of the National Defense Academy of the country, Head of Administration of the outgoing President Saakashvili, Dean and initiator of loud reforms in Tbilisi State University, Georgia's first representative in NATO defense educational structures, and earlier a well known civil activist and even earlier the military officer for several years, who quit it all abruptly in 2016 to spend all his time in the vineyard - no doubt attracts attention of wide public.

    read more here

    Visit WINE ARTISANS on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TripAdvisor, MAPS 

    you can contact Andro directly

     

    სამი საათი და თხუთმეტი წუთი "ღვინის ოსტატებში”

    ANDRO BARNOVI: IN SERVICE OF WINE AND COUNTRY

    DISCOVER WHERE WINE CAME FROM

    GEORGIA ON MY MIND

    ANDRO BARNOVI: "I CHOSE TO GO CLOSE TO THE SOIL AND THE SUN"

    FROM GOVERNOR TO WINEMAKER | JOURNEYS WEBCAST 10 | ANDRO BARNOVI

  • Our grapes grow on Trialeti terroirs, central part of Georgia. A fabulous drop of the high mountain woodlands end with a plateau 800 meters above the sea level, where a beautiful vineyard grows on the northern rises of Trialeti mountain range, just aside the Village Akhaltsikhe. This is a right-ward plateau of the Tedzami River, which is one of the right-hand connections to the River Mtkvari. Snowy tips of the Trialeti Mountains, as well as beautiful scenery of the Peaks of the Caucasus can be observed from this marvelous estate.

    The Terroir has a long and unlimited exposure to the Sun. The soil is a mix of heavy and light clay, incredibly rich of limestone, with really scant water sources especially after mid-July. We grow 15 different grape varieties in these vineyards, of which Chinuri, Goruli Mtsvane, Shavkapito and Tavkveri are dominant.

    An ancestral small vineyard in an actual village nearby includes several rare varieties.

    Another right-hand connection of Mtkvari – a River Tana basin hosts beautiful village Tsedisi, near the city of Gori, and this is also a home to Wine Artisans – the natural wine association which has kicked off the natural wine movement in Kartli from 2013. Historically, these terroirs are considered number one wine-making destination in Kartli. The vineyard grows right in the bed of the Atreva River (a left-hand connection to Tana), and has Southern-exposed rocky mountain from one side, and the range of some low hills from the other. Well exposed to the Sun, the location is one of the very best in entire Ateni Valley. Super heavy clay soils guarantee the fullness of body in wines, while southern exposed rocks prolong the heat of the day in summer. We grow low numbers of many different varieties in this vineyard, and mostly use them for our wine-making experimentation. 

    Another tiny vineyard is located in Khashmi Village of Gareji lands, near Tbilisi, right in the bed of River Iori, gates for Kakheti. Rkatsiteli and Kakhuri Mtsvane casts are the only inhabitants of this excellent estate. The vineyard is about 50 year old, in an excellent shape.

    Our outreach, as of an association, encompasses many other best vineyards country-wide. Sometimes we also buy grapes from these vineyards because in most cases we either manage the vineyards, or at least have years-long business relations and we know what we buy. Hence, we harvest grapes from Uroebi terroir in Bakurtsikhe/Kakheti; Tvishi/Lechkumi; Qveshi/Liakhvi Valley; Vaziani lands/Mukhrani; few other vineyards in Khashmi Village, etc.

    We produce 100% natural dry amber and red wines with no artificial yeasts added (i.e. we rely exclusively on wild yeasts and on so called spontaneous fermentation), no additives, no sulfur and no filtering. Our low intervention philosophy starts from the vineyards and we actually try to stress the terroirs and varietal characters in our wines. We don’t spray our vineyards with systemic heavy chemicals but only use bio certified measures which never penetrate the surface of the leaf or the fruit. We don’t plow and cultivate land in the vineyards to let the soil fungi develop and give the terroir its best features. Instead, we just cut and leave grass in the vineyard, and just add a little bit of organic fertilizer (cow manure) every 4-5 years. And, believe us, we know these cows as well. We know how they were fed and maintained, in which conditions, and which terroirs. We make sure to avoid just any industrial chemistry trick not only in our vineyards but also in the lands around.

  • a marvelous cellar of Wine Artisans is located in the village Tsedisi, near Gori City. It is a four compartment, two-store cellar which is worth seeing. 

  • we have two clean rooms with 2 queen size and 1 single beds. 

     

  • Village Tsedisi, Ateni Valley, Gori District, Shida Kartli Region. 

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    wine.artisans.2013@gmail.com

  • Village Tsedisi * Ateni Valley * Gori District * Shida Kartli Region

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Andro Barnovi
  • "I make wine, and live with the life of wine. I am routinely focused on growing of pleasant, long-living natural wines. Living Wines are the media for tastes and aromas, and they strengthen the humans' willingness for life. So I serve to this Life Elixir.

    Because only the Living Wine is an elixir, so the only honest path for the winemaker is to be a naturalist. All other paths are just FAST-FOOD businesses where no Life Elixirs are sold. And this is the main difference between the winemakers and businessmen. I am a wine maker" 

     

    Andro Barnovi is the founder and wine maker at "Wine Artisans", which is significant natural winery and wine association located near Gori, Georgia. The winery has quickly become known for the quality of wine and large variety of experimental blends, but also for the wine maker with an odd background. A former Governor of the region where he now works with grapes, creator of the National Defense Academy of the country, Head of Administration of the outgoing President Saakashvili, Dean and initiator of loud reforms in Tbilisi State University, Georgia's first representative in NATO defense educational structures, and earlier a well known civil activist and even earlier the military officer for several years, who quit it all abruptly in 2016 to spend all his time in the vineyard - no doubt attracts attention of wide public.

    read more here

    Visit WINE ARTISANS on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TripAdvisor, MAPS 

    you can contact Andro directly

     

    სამი საათი და თხუთმეტი წუთი "ღვინის ოსტატებში”

    ANDRO BARNOVI: IN SERVICE OF WINE AND COUNTRY

    DISCOVER WHERE WINE CAME FROM

    GEORGIA ON MY MIND

    ANDRO BARNOVI: "I CHOSE TO GO CLOSE TO THE SOIL AND THE SUN"

    FROM GOVERNOR TO WINEMAKER | JOURNEYS WEBCAST 10 | ANDRO BARNOVI

  • Our grapes grow on Trialeti terroirs, central part of Georgia. A fabulous drop of the high mountain woodlands end with a plateau 800 meters above the sea level, where a beautiful vineyard grows on the northern rises of Trialeti mountain range, just aside the Village Akhaltsikhe. This is a right-ward plateau of the Tedzami River, which is one of the right-hand connections to the River Mtkvari. Snowy tips of the Trialeti Mountains, as well as beautiful scenery of the Peaks of the Caucasus can be observed from this marvelous estate.

    The Terroir has a long and unlimited exposure to the Sun. The soil is a mix of heavy and light clay, incredibly rich of limestone, with really scant water sources especially after mid-July. We grow 15 different grape varieties in these vineyards, of which Chinuri, Goruli Mtsvane, Shavkapito and Tavkveri are dominant.

    An ancestral small vineyard in an actual village nearby includes several rare varieties.

    Another right-hand connection of Mtkvari – a River Tana basin hosts beautiful village Tsedisi, near the city of Gori, and this is also a home to Wine Artisans – the natural wine association which has kicked off the natural wine movement in Kartli from 2013. Historically, these terroirs are considered number one wine-making destination in Kartli. The vineyard grows right in the bed of the Atreva River (a left-hand connection to Tana), and has Southern-exposed rocky mountain from one side, and the range of some low hills from the other. Well exposed to the Sun, the location is one of the very best in entire Ateni Valley. Super heavy clay soils guarantee the fullness of body in wines, while southern exposed rocks prolong the heat of the day in summer. We grow low numbers of many different varieties in this vineyard, and mostly use them for our wine-making experimentation. 

    Another tiny vineyard is located in Khashmi Village of Gareji lands, near Tbilisi, right in the bed of River Iori, gates for Kakheti. Rkatsiteli and Kakhuri Mtsvane casts are the only inhabitants of this excellent estate. The vineyard is about 50 year old, in an excellent shape.

    Our outreach, as of an association, encompasses many other best vineyards country-wide. Sometimes we also buy grapes from these vineyards because in most cases we either manage the vineyards, or at least have years-long business relations and we know what we buy. Hence, we harvest grapes from Uroebi terroir in Bakurtsikhe/Kakheti; Tvishi/Lechkumi; Qveshi/Liakhvi Valley; Vaziani lands/Mukhrani; few other vineyards in Khashmi Village, etc.

    We produce 100% natural dry amber and red wines with no artificial yeasts added (i.e. we rely exclusively on wild yeasts and on so called spontaneous fermentation), no additives, no sulfur and no filtering. Our low intervention philosophy starts from the vineyards and we actually try to stress the terroirs and varietal characters in our wines. We don’t spray our vineyards with systemic heavy chemicals but only use bio certified measures which never penetrate the surface of the leaf or the fruit. We don’t plow and cultivate land in the vineyards to let the soil fungi develop and give the terroir its best features. Instead, we just cut and leave grass in the vineyard, and just add a little bit of organic fertilizer (cow manure) every 4-5 years. And, believe us, we know these cows as well. We know how they were fed and maintained, in which conditions, and which terroirs. We make sure to avoid just any industrial chemistry trick not only in our vineyards but also in the lands around.

  • a marvelous cellar of Wine Artisans is located in the village Tsedisi, near Gori City. It is a four compartment, two-store cellar which is worth seeing. 

  • we have two clean rooms with 2 queen size and 1 single beds. 

     

  • Village Tsedisi, Ateni Valley, Gori District, Shida Kartli Region. 

    Facebook

    TripAdvisor

    Instagram

    +995 599 981805 

    wine.artisans.2013@gmail.com

  • Village Tsedisi * Ateni Valley * Gori District * Shida Kartli Region