Tbilvino is one of the biggest and most successful companies in Georgia. Its products are known, appreciated and trusted in more than 30 countries around the world. Experienced winemakers, a variety of local grape types and a combination of traditional techniques with new technologies are what makes the company able to offer wine lovers a high quality product and a variety of choices.
The history of Tbilvino dates back to the last century. In 1962, the largest wine factory was opened in Georgia, which soon acquired a significant place on the market and gained international recognition.
Since 1999, the company has been led by brothers – Zurab and Giorgi Margvelashvili. New administration began a completely new stage in Tbilvino’s history. Modern philosophy of wine production was introduced and the main idea of the philosophy became a consumer with individual desires and different taste.
Reconstruction of Tbilisi winery was completed in 2008. The building was fully renovated and equipped with modern technologies. During the same year, Tbilvino obtained ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 certificates and, as a result, became a member of the Certified Business Academy (ACB).
In 2009, the company earned the status of N1 exporter of Georgian wine, which sustained during the next 9 years.
In 2011 Tbilvino decided to expand and started construction of a new winery (Kvareli, Kakheti) in cooperation with International Finance Corporation (IFC).
A new winery in Kvareli was launched in 2012. The grape processing and wine stabilization processes in Kvareli winery are performed according to the traditional methods, using the latest technologies.
Nowadays Tbilvino owns two big wineries that allow the company to produce 7.5 million bottles of wine annually. Tbilvino also owns 405 hectares of vineyards in Mukuzani and Kindzmarauli micro-zones, equipped with drip irrigation system. Vineyard cultivation process started with the consultation of Italian wine-makers in 2013, and the company was able to receive its very first harvest in 2017.
In 2020, for the first time in the history of Georgian wine, Tbilvino Saperavi wins the status of the champion red wine at the International Wine Challenge ( IWC London).
Tbilvino has received a great deal of international recognition and has won numerous prices in a number of international competitions, such as Decanter London, IWSC, IWC, Mondial, Berlin Wine Trophy and more.
Hygiene and proper sanitary norms are viewed as a priority within the company. As a result, Tbilvino has been certified by ISO 22000 (food safety) and ISO 9001 (quality management) standards since 2008. The certification fields include vineyards, the whole process of production and logistics.
Monitoring audits are conducted by a Swiss company SGS and the certificates are issued by a British company – UKAS. Recertification occurs once every 3 years.
In 2018 Tbilvino successfully passed the audit and gained a new standard of quality management (9001: 2015) on its first attempt.
Discussions on processes related to quality, food safety, labor safety and environmental protection are performed on a weekly basis by the Quality Management Department and the heads of various departments.
Mission and Goals
Tbilvino’s mission is to make a significant contribution to the development of Georgian wine industry with the production of highest quality wines and raise the reputation of Georgian wine on the international market.
- Producing highest quality Georgian wines with the local and international standards.
- Developing own vineyards, reviving old Georgian grape varieties and saving traditional methods of wine-making.
- Maintaining a leading position on both – local and export markets.