G. Vino has taken the wine bar experience to new heights and it has become my hangout when I need to meet people for business purposes, or if newcomers to Tbilisi ask me where they can drink good wine in the old part of Tbilisi without feeling like a tourist. This modern new go-to spot was opened on Erekle II Street by the same owner as the stylish Boutique Hotel Number 12 in March 2015, so the design choices are no surprise.
The interior is cozy and glowing with warm light, set as a perfect exhibit of contemporary Georgia. The food and wine offerings are a fresh take on traditional Georgian cuisine. For example, the lobio (beans cooked in a clay pot) are particularly delicious and topped with fresh cilantro and pomegranate seeds. The homemade, lightly fermented lemonade with tarragon is like nothing else! The wine by the glass menu focuses on organic and local producers including some of the best Georgian qvevriwine producers available, such as Lagvinari, Gotsa, Nika and Vita Vinea.