About The Wine
Pheasant’s Tears was founded in 2005 by American John Wurdeman and Georgian local Gela Patalishvili, with a mission to preserve the ancient traditions of Georgian winemaking for the next generation.
The history of Georgian winemaking stretches back over 6000 years, though many of the old techniques were being lost to modernity. John set up his winery, complete with qvevris (an earthenware fermenting and ageing vessel similar to amphora that is buried in the ground) up to 200 years old and set about producing wines that tell a rich cultural picture of the country and its history.
This is a skin-contact white wine made from one of the many indigenous varieties unique to Georgia. It spends up to six months on skins buried in the ground before release without any additions or subtractions during the winemaking regime.
It's a spicy, exotic, textural orange wine with crystalline acidity and a wild personality. A great example why the Pheasant's Tears wines have rejuvenated interest in Georgian wine the world over.