Naked Winemaker

Luka Beshidze

Georgia

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Meet our very first Georgian winemaker - making flawless wines deep in the Caucasus mountains

  • When Angels asked Ray to hit the road in search of new gems, one place on the list stood out above the rest - Georgia. Ray was introduced to wine from all over the country but a sip of one wine in particular made his jaw hit the floor.
  • This was a wine from Luka Beshidze, a winemaker from a far off region called Racha, nestled deep into the Caucasus mountains. After travelling on winding roads into the snow capped mountains to reach the 'Ancient Valley', Ray knew Luka was the winemaker Angels were looking for - no airs and graces, just a genuine guy, who’s insanely passionate about his homeland's potential for amazing wines.
  • Luka's wines tasted even better than Ray had hoped. The whites were insanely fresh and fruity (they could blow the socks off a supermarket Sauvignon any day), and the reds were dark, vibrant and total crowd pleasers. Luka told Ray that his dream was to find a bigger audience to showcase his country’s wines and Ray explained that over 350,000 Angels were waiting to drink them.
     

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