Nine Georgian wines were selected among 3,543 varieties from 35 countries at the Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards after five days of tasting in Japan.
Out of the nine Georgian wines awarded, one received a Double Gold medal, four were awarded Gold medals and four earned Silver medals.
Here are the winning Georgian wines:
Double Gold – Saperavi Reserve 2005, Kakhuri
Gold – Saperavi 2008, Kakhuri
Gold – Saperavi Family Reserve 2013, Lukasi Winery
Gold – Marani Kondoli Vineyards Sami. 2013,Telavi Wine Cellar
Gold – Marani Reserve 2007, Telavi Wine Cellar
Silver – Mukuzani Iberiuli, 2013, Shumi
Silver – Napareuli 2013, Shumi
Silver – Satrapezo Saperavi 2012, Telavi Wine Cellar
Silver – Saperavi Qvevri 2011, Corporation Kindzmarauli
The Diamond Trophy, the most honourable award, will be selected from the Double Gold wine winners and the result will be announced at Japan’s FOODEX 2016 on March 8.
Georgia’s National Wine Agency said it would continue promoting Georgian wine abroad. The Agency believed it was important for Georgia to be involved in top trade fairs as it raised awareness of Georgian wine among international customers.
Japan in particular was a growing export market for Georgian wine where in 2015 Georgia exported 138, 290 bottles of wine to Japan – a five percent increase year-on-year.