Wine-making is an integral part of Georgian culture. The phrase “Georgian wine” has long become a brand all over the world, and once in Georgia, every tourist should try the local wine. You can find out more about the history of winemaking in Georgia here, and today we present the best wineries and chateaux in Georgia.
Château Lilo has been keeping the secrets and traditions of winemaking for 200 years passing them from generation to generation.
Wines of Château Lilo are produced in Kakheti, in the most fertile region of the country. The whole process from cultivation to wine production is carefully thought out. Оnly natural fertilizers are used for production.
Château Lilo produces Rkatsiteli and Saperavi species, which were exhibited at the international exhibitions and received gold medals of quality.
The winery Chateau Zegaani is located in the estate of the Chavchavadze family, which once was in the possession of the Russian emperor. The castle of the XIX century is considered a touristic attraction, but the winery itself is of great value. In the estate, the entire production process starts with growing wine to storing the finished product. The secret of the winery is that all processes are hand-made without the use of preservatives and growth accelerators.
Chateau Zegaani produces Saperavi and Rkatsitelli varieties, which are stored in wine stores according to all traditions. Wines are stored in special clay vessels buried in the ground. The tradition of storing wine in the ground allows preserving the taste of the wine.
In the Chateau Zegaani, you can take a tour about the vineyards, the wine store and watch wine production.
Chateau Mere is not only a hotel complex but also a winery. The hotel is considered one of the most popular in the Alazani Valley, and attracts with its non-standard approach. The hotel is actually a castle with the most gorgeous view of the Alazani Valley. Chateau Mere offers comfortable rooms, a cozy open veranda where you can taste traditional Georgian dishes and, of course, wine. By the way, few words about local wine. The wine is produced by Viniveria.
Wineries in Georgia: Winemaking company Wine Man, Tbilisi
Using the tradition of wine production, a relatively new company managed to present unique varieties of wines for the local market and for export. The company produces varieties of Akhasheni, Khvanchkara, Saperavi, Mukuzani, Napareuli, Alazani Valley, Saperavi Cabernet and Kindzmarauli, as well as white wines Alazani Valley, Pirosmani, Tsinandali and Vazisubani.
Numerous awards of the company testify to the high quality of Wine Man varieties, but your opinion will be the best proof of the unique taste of wine.
The modern company carries the 100-year tradition of wine production. The factory uses the traditions of Georgian winemaking, while wine storing tradition in oak barrels are taken from the French. The company offers the most popular varieties of Tsinandali, Vazisubani, Akhasheni and Kindzmarauli wines. The plant’s awards testify to the high quality of wines produced by the Telavi Winery.
A young wine company managed not only to settle in the local market, but also managed to create its own style. Kindzmarauli, Rkatsiteli, Pirosmani, Mukuzani, Alaznisveli and other varieties are produced from the grapes of their own vineyard in Kakheti.
It is definitely worth to visit one of the leading wine producers in Georgia. It will be a great experience to see the endless vineyards and the process of production and storage.
For the production of the winery Hareba uses Georgian traditions and Italian equipment, and the process is controlled by real professionals. Two factories with a total area of 2.5 hectares have huge wine cellars with oak barrels, in which the wine is stored according to traditional French technology. The storage with bottles and barrels is built in the form of a tunnel 8 km long. The Kvareli tunnel is considered popular touristic attraction.
The palace of Mukhrani, which is known as one of the best château of Georgia, was built in 1885. The ancient estate preserved the traditions of the winery, while the Italian equipment helped make it more productive.
International ISO certificates prove the high quality of the unique Mukhrani wines. Tour across the estate will show the whole process of wine production, and wine tasting will be an excellent end to the tour.
The largest wine cellar in Georgia stores the best varieties of wine produced in the country. The production uses the latest equipment, which ensures high quality collection wines.
The quality of the premium wines of the Tiflis wine cellar provides manual harvesting and compliance with all production rules up to the process of storing.
Shumi is located in the village of Tsinandali, near the museum of Chavchavadze, which is the founder of the first winery in Georgia.
The winery has its own vineyards and controls the entire production process from harvesting to storage. During the tour of the winery you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the production of wines, as well as the museum “Visioni”, where 294 varieties of Georgian grapes are presented. The museum features ancient equipment for the production of wine, which was found during archaeological excavations.