gvino UK was established in 2017 after co-founders Anzor and Danilo met at Warwick Business School. Whilst completing their Masters studies they became the greatest of friends. Anzor would often tell Danilo all about Georgia and Georgian wine during their trips to and from University. A few weeks into the course, Danilo got to try Georgian wine for the first time. That first sip is something that he will never forget, it blew him into the middle of next week.

“We think that through understanding different cultures from around the globe, we can make the world a better and more peaceful place”

Anzor and Danilo

“…Wow; it was just so smooth and full of flavour… Like nothing else I’ve ever had before…” Danilo

Danilo tried to find the same traditional wine that he had drunk with Anzor, without much luck. Subsequently, the two pals discussed the possibility of importing Georgian wine into the UK. Danilo wrote out a business plan for his assessment in an upcoming entrepreneurship module. The essays were, of course, marked anonymously, although the professor thought that Anzor was clearly the author and wrote:

“…An excellent idea for a business, you are very proud of your country…” Professor of Entrepreneurship, Warwick Business School

It was at this point that Anzor knew for sure that Danilo was the right person with whom to start up the business. After graduation, Danilo flew out to Tbilisi to stay with Anzor and his family. Anzor showed Danilo the highlights of Georgian culture; ancient churches and history. They ate delicious food, and of course, drank outstanding wine. The two friends travelled around the most famous wine regions in Georgia and chose the finest Georgian wine for you…