In 2010 I went to Georgia (the country, not the state) for the first time as a Peace Corps volunteer. Little did I know that would lead to a lifetime love for the country's people, culture, food and wine. Returning to the USA in 2012, I opened the Kargi Gogo food cart in Portland, OR, and later expanded into an award-winning restaurant with the largest Georgian wine selection in the country. I closed the restaurant in 2020, but Georgian wine is still close to my heart.
Georgia is the birthplace of wine, with hundreds of unique varietals and a winemaking tradition that goes back more than 8,000 years. It is my passion to share that story and the wines with you. Please email me with questions and for personal service in the Portland, OR, area -- hello @ drinkgeorgianwine.com.
Thank you and gaumarjos -- გაუმარჯოს!
-- Sean Fredericks