Pheasant’s Tears vineyards are overseen by our winemaker, Gela Patalishvili. Gela’s family has been farming and making wine in Kakheti for over 8 generations, and it is Gela’s sincere desire to preserve the traditional wine making techniques that have made Georgia a home for viticulture since 6000 BC. A combination of high quality soil and diligent vineyard care helps us achieve the quality of fruit necessary to create our traditional but elegant wines. Our commitment to organic principles started with the purchase of the Saperavi vineyards in 2007, for which we will receive international organic certification in 2010. We find these practices essential both in order to protect the land from misuse and harsh chemicals and to help develop the rich terroir that is reflected in each bottle of our wines.