Twin brothers Gia and Gela Gamtkitsulashvili started the commercial production of the family Qvevri wine in 1997. The method of making Qvevri wine is an ancient Georgian tradition, which was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 2013) as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. To this method, the brothers added their family knowledge and today they create one of the outstanding products, the quality of which is created by everything: the manufacturing conditions, the location, the atmosphere and the mood that expresses the spirit of the company.
Twins winery is located in Nafareul village of Telavi district in Kakheti region. Everyone knows that Kakheti is the birthplace of wine in Georgia. The Napareuli wine microzone is located on the left bank of the Alazani river valley. It has a moderate, balanced climate and soil characteristics that give amazing tones to the grapes and make our wine even more delicious.
Qvevri and wine types
There are 135 qvevris in our winery. The smallest of these is 50 liters, and the largest reaches 5 tons. Twins Winery comprises 15 hectares of vineyard land, including 3 hectares of bio/organic vineyards. To make wine, the twins buy grapes from local growers, whose quality they personally check to get the best flavors.
Twins Wine Cellar offers a wide assortment. Saperavi, Alazani Valley, Khikhiv, Kis, Kakhuri Green, Napareuli, Rose, Mukuzan and Kindzmarauli are made here. We also have chacha vodka and brandy.
The first branded wine was "Qvevris Mze", (clay pot sun) which was named after the positive feedback of consumers. They often mentioned that our wine brings joy and warmth like the sun, which became the inspiration for our first brand.
The wine "Twins" were created by "twins" of two different winemaking methods. The first is the ancient Georgian wine production method - three-month fermentation (maceration) with chacha in a jug. The second is the European approach - wine aging in oak barrels, which in the case of "Twins" takes 1 year. With similar "tricks" of methods, we got a unique wine - balanced, deep and with precious characteristics, which makes it a premium quality wine.
It is the highest layer wine of our Qvevri wine, which is obtained by 100% filtration. The word "Tavankara" means pure in Georgian, which is the main virtue of this wine. The making of Tavankara was made easier by the unique, transparent qvevris of the Twins Wine House, which allows us to examine each stage of wine production well and properly. These qvevris are the product of great knowledge and experience, protected by intellectual property.
Firuzi is our newest bio/organic wine brand. It was created in honor of the great ancestor of the family, as well as a winemaker, Firuz Gamtkistulashvili. In addition, “Firuzi” is also a name of a precious, raw stone Turquoise, which according to many different cultures is a carrier of wisdom and prosperity. This resonates more with our ideology.
Our Firuzi is made according to European standards. Due to the vinification process and the low content of sulfates, it is included in the natural wine category.
You can buy the products of Twins Wine House both in our and partner stores and restaurants. For more flexibility, we also offer the function of online purchase.