Khvanchkara is known as the "pearl" amongst the Georgian wines and is the most popular. Khvanchkara has its long standing reputation due to its being the favorite wine of Georgia's most notorious native son, Josef Stalin. It was also drunk during the 1945 Yalta conference by Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin. Its excellent qualities has earned two gold and four silver medals at international exhibitions. A complex wine, mid-red in color, with black pepper beginnings slowly mellowing to yield true berry flavor, and subtle oak tones.