Mshvenieradze Winery is a small, family winery, owned by Giorgi, David, and Soso Mshvenieradze. They are from Tskhentaro, a village in Imereti region, situated in Zestaponi municipality. Their village is surrounded by Ajameti forest from the south, which affects the village air and terroir.
Tskhentaro is 25 km away from Kutaisi, Baghdati and Zestaponi. Tskhentaro, as a distinguished wine-producing village, has been on the map of Imereti wineries since the 19th century. It is difficult to tell what was before.
The ancestors, like all other families in our village, used to make wine in “churi” (we call clay pitcher – “churi” in Imereti). Winemaking in Imereti is somewhere in between the traditions of European winemaking and Kakhetian winemaking – so, we put up to 30% of wine on grape skin.
Tskhentaro, Zestafoni municipality
Mshvenieradze Winery has 1.5 hectares of vine