Alazani is located in the Kardenakhi Village in Georgia’s Kakheti region, and the history of the winery originates from the 19th century. In the 1970s, a modern building was constructed t it represented the largest wine enterprise in Georgia. In 2016-2017, the factory was equipped with the modern equipment of Italian brand Della Toffola.
The company decided to produce high-quality wine by merging the Georgian and European methods, producing a wide variety of table wine, as well as wines aged in Qvevri and oak barrels. More than twenty types of wine are produced only from Georgian grape varietals, which are mainly sourced from the farmers that support the development of small-scale viticulture. For premium class wines, grapes are carefully stored in wooden boxes and are additionally sorted out on a special table in the factory, afterward they are moved to a pressure machine and the production process starts. Dry wines of the premium class are aged in the French oak barrels, which are called Tonnellerie de Jarnac, giving the wine more soft, aromatic, and gentle tones.
The company produces from their own 1 ha vineyard as well as 30 ha contractors’ vineyard while purchasing grapes from other local winemakers. Currently, Alazani produces up to 600,000 bottles annually, and the factory itself has a 2,000,000 bottle production capacity.
Village Kardenakhi, Gurjaani Municipality, Region Kakheti, Georgia
Alazani is located in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region famous for its winemaking history and its fertile climate for wine production. The winery rests in the ancient Alazani River Valley with the Caucasus Mountains to the northwest and the nation’s capital Tbilisi to the southwest, where the company’s offices are located.