About Pheasant's Tears
Gela Patalashvili jointly owns this project with John Wurdeman and some European investors. The idea behind the project is to revive traditional Georgian wine culture which had effectively disappeared under Soviet occupation. Georgia or the Transcaucasus lays claim to the birth of modern wine civilisation (8,000 years of tradition). Pheasant’s Tears and like-minded growers are rediscovering ancient indigenous grape varieties – Georgia has around 540 and counting, working with traditional farming and winemaking implements and using the famous qvevri; massive clay eggs which are buried in the earth.
- Certified Organic by Caucascert (2010)
This grower-maker grows all their own grapes.
- Size of their farm: 30 (ha)
- Size of farm under vine: 20 (ha)
- All grapes are dry-farmed. None of this grower’s vineyards are irrigated.
- All grapes are harvested manually.
- Average production of wine: 25000 (btl)