Named after nine majestic oak trees standing tall on their family-owned estate in the town of Eniseli, Nine Oaks Estate uses only organically grown estate fruit to craft natural wines.
AT A GLANCE
The country of Georgia is the oldest known wine producing region in the world with artifacts dating back eight thousand years. Georgian renaissance man, Mamuka Khurtsidze, is a geologist, historian, and traditional Georgian winemaker. Nine Oaks is a new project making wines in the traditional way, with Qvevri, indigenous yeasts, and little added sulfur with estate grown fruit. Despite what some may presume about such a natural approach these wines are age-worthy, clean, and without flaw. The very popular "orange" or amber wine style originates from this ancient region, where the amber wines remain four weeks on the skins in Qvevri, for a rich opulent color. The Kakheti region has made highly regarded wines for thousands of years, but trade with the west was very restricted. The doors are finally open again and rediscovering these timeless treasures are an exciting new chapter in the wine world today! Practicing organic.
LOCATION: Argentina > Mendoza
REGION: Uco Valley: Los Arboles, Altamira, San Carlos
WINEMAKERS: Jason Mabbett and Duncan Killiner
ESTATE OWNERS: Alejandro Sejanovich and Jeff Mausbach
FARMING: Non-certified organic farming without pesticides. Only organic fertilizer and Bordeaux mixture are used in the vineyards.
KEY GRAPE VARIETIES: Malbec and Pinot Noir