Shavkapito is one of the native varieties of the Kartli region of eastern Georgia. Shavkapito has a shorter growing season. Whether vinified in the traditional qvevri method or the European style, wines from this grape clearly reflect the terroir. When grown at lower altitudes and in flatter vineyards, Shavkapito produces more full-bodied and intense wines; when cultivated on mountainous slopes, the grapes produce wines with high acidity, bright fruit, and delicate aromas. With notes of cherry and herbs, Shavkapito can produce red, rosé, and sparkling wines.