Kakheti is Georgia most largest wine regions in quantitative, qualitative and even historic terms.
Almost three-quarters of the country’s wine grapes are grown here, on land that has been used for viticulture for thousands of years.
A particular kind of soil, called ‘cinnamonic’, is found in Kakheti’s key wine-growing zones.
This typically comprises sandy, reddish-colored, calcareous clays. The soil’s color is the result of its high iron content, which also serves to bring depth of flavor and rustic, earthy notes to the local wines.
This motivates vines to dig deep in search of nutriment, forming strong, complex root systems without being deprived of water.