Mtevino Winery’s two signature wines, Kindzmarauli and Khashmi Saperavi, have been awarded gold medals at Japan’s prestigious Sakura Women’s Wine Awards’ 2021.
The largest wine competition in Asia, Sakura Women’s Wine Awards is held annually in Tokyo. The all-female wine-tasting contest aims to leverage the role of women in the winemaking industry. This year, over 500 female wine specialists participated as jurors in what came to be the most rigorous competition to date, with a record number of participants from 32 nations, presenting 4562 different types of wine.
The finest quality of wines produced by Mtevino stems from the adherence to modern European standards as well as the intricate nuances of vineyard care, guided by Georgia’s rich winemaking tradition.
“Mtevino appeared on the market just two years ago,” Mtevino Winery Founder, Nika Zautashvili, tells us. “From the very first bottling, we had to face a rather difficult period – the coronavirus pandemic. However, the crisis did not discourage us from working, and this is why we’ve managed to achieve considerable success.
“This year, we sent two Georgian wine species to Japan’s most eminent wine competition, Sakura Women’s Wine Awards, and I am very happy to say that despite the impressive competition, Kindzmarauli and Khashmi Saperavi were awarded gold medals. This success should be attributed to our passionate winemakers, as well as to each employee at Mtevino because, as I’ve already mentioned, we have not stopped working for a single minute despite the pandemic. This year, we also won Georgia’s National Tourism Award, which we see as an appreciation of our brand’s resilience in the face of the current crisis.”