Orgo is an artisanal wine company located in eastern Georgia (Kakheti region) which specialises in the 8000 year old Georgian wine tradition Qvevri, and draws all its grapes from vines at least 50 years old. It is a project of the famous Georgian winegrower Gogi Dikishivili (founder of several great Georgian producers, including Teliani Valley, Mildiani, Vinoterra / Schuchmann) and his son Temur Dakishvili.
Their several hectares of vines are characterized by an altitude of 450-550m and by a soil essentially composed of black shale and clay-limestone. Orgo harvests grapes in several villages in Kakheti. The Saperavi, Mtsvane and Rkatsiteli grape varieties are harvested in the Kurdgelauri and Tsinandali villages of the Telavi district, on the right bank of the Alazani river. This region has brown forest soils and carbonaceous humus. The region has a rather dry climate, with cool nights and hot days during the pre-harvest season.
All the vineyards are between 50 and 80 years old and have a lower than average yield: 1.5 kg of grapes per vine. Sourcing from old vines is a rare and difficult project in Georgia since during the Soviet period, most of the old vines were uprooted and replaced in order to increase production. The low yield of these old vines creates more concentrated wines and an absolutely unique taste spectrum.
Learn more about the orange wine made by the estate, a Rkatsiteli made in Qvevri.