Tamar, the founder of Tamarisi Vineyards, grew up in the Kakheti region of Georgia, surrounded by thousands of square kilometers of vineyards, and an ancient culture of winemaking. What was supposed to be a brief trip to the United States in 2017 turned into a mission to bring her vibrant and rich culture to the collective consciousness of America. Seeing that there was little to no knowledge of Georgia or its wines in the general population stirred a passion to share with the world one of Georgia’s most beloved legacies: the almost lost art of natural winemaking.
Though her family had owned vineyards in the region since time immemorial, Tamar decided to expand the family’s holdings and start producing their traditional wine on a grander scale. Purchasing a few surrounding vineyards from neighbors and friends, she set out to produce wine on the order of thousands of bottles, rather than hundreds. Realizing also that the unique, ancient methods used in producing these wines were mostly unknown to the rest of the world, and would be of particular interest to modern wine enthusiasts, she purchased a home overlooking the vineyards and began converting it into a wine-themed resort and inn. With plans to offer accommodations year-round, and hands-on activities designed to showcase and pass along our ancient techniques and Georgian culture in general, the resort will be every wine-lover’s dream vacation.
Tamarisi wines, now available at select retailers in the US, not only represents a dream come true for Tamar and her family, but serves as a stepping-off point for the introduction of a unique, vibrant culture to the people of the United States and the world. It is our hope that our passion for wine, our culture of purity, and our time-honored traditions produce a wine as pleasing to your palate as it has been to ours for centuries. Gagvimarjos!
The spirit of Tamarisi Vineyards goes back for generations. After the fall of the Soviet Union, most winemakers in our country continued to use fertilizers and herbicides. Not us, We've renounced these techniques and returned to the ways our forefathers made wine for thousands of years. Our vines are organic and biodynamic - using minimal intervention practices and zero irrigation to give an authentic expression of terroir from vintage to vintage.
In 2019, we paid a heavy price for our dedication to these principles; losing 85% of our harvest to a devastating hail storm. Our vines have fought an absolute struggle to survive, and their personality, their depth, is your reward. As a result, our 2019 vintage is particularly rare, but we think you'll be happy with the result.
The Amber Dry wine has an orangish amber color. Aromas of yellow peach, ripe apricot and subtle notes of orange peal and honeysuckle. The alcohol is bold yet balanced with acidity and supple tannins.In 2019 Tamarisi paid a heavy price, 85% of the harvest was lost due to a devastating hail storm. "Our vines have fought an absolute struggle to survive and as a result , our 2019 vintage is particularly rare and yours to thoroughly enjoy."-Tamar.
Wine "AKHOEBI" red is prepared exclusively from the grapes of Saperavi and/or Saperavi Budeshuri, vintage takes place in the micro-zone AKHOEBI. Usage of other grape varieties is not permitted.
For each bottle of Tamarisi sold, Village Vines donates a percent of the profits to the Hospice & Palliative Care Program - providing free, individualized in-home and hospice care to Georgia’s vulnerable elderly and terminally ill.
Village Vines works with American Friends of Georgia - a 501c3 non-profit who focus on helping those who are in the most need in Georgia.