s an ultra-premium winery specializing in famous indigenous Georgian grape varieties. It was founded in 2008 by Schuchmann family in a very center of Georgian wine growing zone in Tsinandali. Having travelled to many countries in his life and being a wine buff for years, Schuchmann decided to set up a wine business in Georgia. He has been to Georgia already as a student and he knew about the beauty of the country, the hospitality of the people and the potential of the soils. SWG joined traditional Georgian wine making practices with German ingenuity to produce age-worthy and memorable wines.
The French concept of Château is at the heart of Georgian wine making process. Burkhard Schuchmann and longtime winemaker Giorgi Dakishvili follow the belief that in order to produce quality wine, the varietals planted must match the vineyard’s soil composition, sun and wind exposure, and overall micro-climate. SWG produces wines out of three distinct vineyard sites Napareuli, Tsinandali, Kindzmarauli. Our flagship wines, Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Kisi, Kindzmarauli, Mtsvane and the Cabernet Sauvignon are produced from an indigenous grape varieties cultivated in a specific micro zones of Kakheti at the winery location. Currently, we grow eight varieties at our three vineyards with the best site-specific methods. We have consistency and are able to maintain style every year because of this dedicated concept of only growing our grape varietals where they grow best.
Each winery tells a unique story, with its own defining characteristics, as distinctive as the wines they create. From the sleekness of glass and steel to the warmth of stone and wood, our wineries are expressions of our personalities. Visit large estates, medium-size operations and small boutique and you’ll see that when it comes to the wines, size doesn’t matter.
Perfection is the child of time. We gave ours 8,000 years of experience to grow.
It was a coincidence that during a transport-industry conference I attended in Berlin back in 2006 a number of colleagues drew my attention to Georgia. Months later I found myself traveling through this country for the first time in my life. As an industrial manager from the world of rail I was quite unprepared for the unspoilt natural beauty that greeted me. I vividly recall how quickly I developed close ties to the country and its people. Driven by my own enthusiasm and Georgian hospitality I dug deeper into this world of wines that have been have been produced here for millenniums.
We also wanted to give the country something in return for the support and friendship shown and so Schuchmann Wines got involved in setting up a three-year winemaking qualification project and introducing a related theoretical-cum-practical vocational training program.]
Join us in Georgia and form an impression of your own! Or, as starters, simply sample our product from a country in which travelers are welcomed in a language they all understand — by a glass of wine.
Schuchmann wines benefits not only from his deep knowledge also from his enthusiasm.