This small winery in the village of Shalauri, just to the east of Telavi, is run by the family Dakishvili. The family comes from Pankisi gorge area, where ancestors started growing grapes and producing wine for more than ten decades ago. The starting point was priest Simon who was growing unique grape type “Qisturi”. Unfortunately, he became a victim of red army repressions and was found dead in 1928.
Three generations now work in the company producing wine only from the grapes grown in their own vineyards under the 100% control of the cellar and is turned under the “estate bottled” definition. European and traditional Qvevri production methods are used in the winery.