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Koncho & Co

Koncho & Co is a medium sized Georgian wine company that makes both conventional wines and (orange) wines from the Qvevri (large amphorae). The winemakers are trained in Germany and use the typical Georgian grape varieties.

Country: Georgia     Region: Kakheti        Show wines from Koncho & Co
Koncho & Co

Koncho is housed next to a seventeenth century castle in the town of Kvareli in the East of Georgia. The vineyards meander in the green valleys between the hills on both sides of the river. A beautiful green and photogenic landscape.

Wines from Kvareli region were drunk by several kings from the Caucasus in the 18th century. It was often used as a 'promotional gift'. Documents have been found which show that the Russian Tsar was one of the lucky ones to receive this precious gift.

The vineyards are located on the former riverbeds of the Duruji River. The river took different turns in the course of centuries. It makes them quite suitable for grape growing as they are mineral-rich with a lot of clay. This specific terroir gives the grapes a unique character.

The grapes are picked by hand in different stages. At the end of July / beginning of August 20% to 30% of the grapes are removed to give the remaining grapes a higher concentration. They are harvested in October and November when they have developed many sugars and aromas. The yield is low with about 6 tons of juice per hectare, the quality is very high.