A brief history
Ori Marani, which means “two cellars” in Georgian, is situated in Igoeti, in the winemaking region of Kartli. It was founded in 2017 on the twin philosophies of Georgian and “classical” winemaking techniques. Owned by the French winemaker Bastien Warskotte and his Georgian wife ?Nino Gvantseladze, the winery makes 8,000 bottles of amber, red, white, rosé and sparkling wine. There are 10 labels – five still and five sparkling – made with the local Chinuri, Goruli Mstvane, Tavkveri, Tsitska, Chkhaveri, Rkatsiteli, and Saperavi.The winemaking is defined by organic and biodynamic practices. The wines are fermented in clay qvevri and then aged in both the qvevri and French oak barrels. The sparkling wine is made by traditional method. “The most important aspect of everything we do is to be authentic, that the wines that have a sense of place,” says Bastien.Ori Marani’s exports to Europe, the US and Japan and since 2018 has been available in the UK where it is represented by 266 Wines.