Makaridze family has a long history of organic viticulture in Terjola, Imereti region (Western part of Georgia). They have always cultivated grapes but mostly to sell as cuttings and wine was only made for home consumption.
The family winery was established 5 generations ago and the traditions of making Georgian wine in qvevri vessels from the indigenous Imeretian grape varieties has been passing down from one generation to another. Interestingly Makaridze family has been famous for blending white and red grapes (Tsitska and Otskhanuri Sapere) for fermentation to lighten up Otskhanuri Sapere which is unique red grape variety not only to the village of Terjola but also Georgia as a whole. All wines produced here are guided by nature and made with minimal processing and intervention – fermented with indigenous yeasts, bottled unfined, unfiltered, without added sulphites or artificial additives.