In the last few years natural wines have become increasingly popular all over the world, Natural wine is farmed organically without adding or removing anything in the cellar.
Organic winemakers preserve the existing ecosystem of the vineyard and protect the biodiversity of plants and soil. It is permissible to use only biological or contact chemicals according to the international biodynamic viticulture societies.
The use of any systemic pesticide, any herbicide and mineral fertilisers is prohibited.
No chemical, biological or physical interference is allowed during the winemaking process, which may alter the natural properties of the wine.
Along with maintaining the traditional Georgian method of winemaking, the production of natural wine is the most crucial issue for us. Grapes are grown in Artana Wine Vineyards without the use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilisers. Artana Wines are focused on creating a natural environment. Between the rows of vineyards plants are sown to protect the soil from erosion and to supply it with non-synthetic nitrogen. These plants attract beneficial insects that destroy parasites. This natural process of vineyard care helps to achieve both an abundant harvest and the highest quality grapes, which affects the taste of the wine.
In the production of organic wine, attention is not only paid to the preservation of the natural environment of the vineyard but also to the proper conduct governing the production process.
The qvevri is an ideal vessel for making wine naturally, as it requires minimal interference. Grapes are crushed into the qvevri. All the skins must stay in the qvevri during the fermentation process which takes 2-3 weeks. After the completion of fermentation, the qvevri is sealed and remains intact until the winter at which point it is moved into another qvevri. After that, it is sealed again and left to rest until the spring. Then it is moved once again and after that , sealed for one year when it remains in the qvevri for ageing.
We prohibit the use of chemicals in the grape crushing and storage area. We do not use any chemical additives in the ღVINO making process. All the wines in our cellar go through the ageing process for two years before being sold, which is very important for this natural wine. Since 2017 we are membrs of Georgian Natural Wine Association.