Types of amphorae
Kvevri amphorae are hand-modelled amphorae for making wine. The vessels are made using a technique that's approximately 8,000 years old. We learned this technique in Georgia, where the production of amphorae has survived to this day. We assume that the same method was also used to make wine elsewhere in Europe (it has been preserved, for example, in Portugal). This means that winemakers used to make amphorae from local clay and materials, which can serve as a counter-argument in discussions about the necessity of silver content in the clay of western Georgia. This is also supported by the analysis of a soil sample that we brought from Kakheti (eastern Georgia).
Our kvevri amphorae are coated with beeswax on the inside.
If the customer wishes, we can add a wire and concrete coating, commonly used before the vessels are buried.
Talha amphorae are hand-modelled using a technique that's been in use for almost 8,000 years. Wine has been made in these amphorae in Portugal for 2,000 years. Unlike the kvevri, these amphorae are not buried in soil and are not even closed with a lid but only topped with a layer of olive oil. There is a tap at the bottom of the amphora where the wine flows out through a natural filter. We also offer painted talha amphorae that can serve as decoration for your winery.
We can make amphorae of any size, shape and design that you wish