Nika Bakhia commutes between Kvevris and sculptures
But since 2006, he has one more food item: a small winery in Anaga. He has just bought it, along with six hectares, and has begun to grow vine. So far, he has planted Saperavi, Kratziteli, Mzvane, Chichvi, Cabernet and Syrah.
To find find Nika's estate is not easy. It is best to arrange to meet with him on the main road in Kardenaki. Winery: a small farmer's cottage, two floors, hidden somewhere among the bushes. On the ground floor - a kitchen, and the basement. A dozen Kvevris he himself buried in the ground. Another technology was never even considered. With a little innovation: Nika's Kvevri are not sealed with clay but with foil and a sheet of glass with a special foam.
In Germany, his wines are available in wine shops in Berlin, Bremen, Frankfurt and Saarbruecken and in some restaurants. In Tbilisi, he also marketed in two wine stores. The prices speak for themselves: between 25 and 28 euros in Germany, in Georgia it is 30 lari.
© Hvino News (translation from German), source