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Why Georgian-Danish couple prefers living in Georgia to the USA?
16 May, 2019
Eka Chvritidze and his Danish husband Olaf Malver own their wine company “Danieli Winery”. Eka had to pass a long way before launching a wine company.
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Eka comes from Tusheti, Georgia’s mountain resort. She started to study at a Georgian school and then moved to the US. After finishing up the school in America, she managed to gain a 50% scholarship for a University. However, Eka knew she wanted to settle down in Georgia and came back. In Georgia, she graduated
from the faculty of International Business and Foreign Trade at a local university and started working at one of the NGOs. This stage of life was a breaking point for her – she realized she’d better take care of cows and produce cheese in Tusheti than do tasks given by the boss.

Because of her Danish husband Olaf Malver, the couple had to live in California for 7 years. Olaf's parents were collectors of French and Italian wines and he was also interested in wine production. Eka decided to make his dream come true and bought land in Georgia for a vineyard. In 2012, they returned to Georgia and a year later, they already started to produce wine. “Danieli Winery” produces Rkatsiteli, Kisi, Saperavi and qvevri wine.
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The couple exports their wine to America, Ukraine, and Scandinavia. They do not plan to involve more countries but to focus more on quality.

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