Nika Vacheishvili’s Marani
Nika Vacheishvili opened his marani to preserve the winemaking traditions of the Tana valley, which date back to the 7th century. Surrounded by medieval terraces, the Marani was constructed from lime and stones of local origin using a time-honored traditional method. The vineyard boasts a selection of grapevines, ranging from ancient and semi-centennial to newly matured vines that are endemic to the region. The winery cultivates 5 grape varieties with organic processes over a 4-hectare territory: Chinebuli, Goruli Mtsvane, Budeshuri Tetri, Pinot, and Danakharuli. They offer accommodation at the “Wine Hostel” and educational programs on wine, viticulture, and history of the region.
Village Didi Ateni, Gori Municipality, Region Kartli, Georgia
Nika Vacheishvili's Marani occupies 4 hectares along the banks of the Tana River, at 786 meters above sea level. This area is of unique, ancient significance, since it has been inhabited since the first century. The winery sits in the mountains of Georgia’s historic Kartli region, west of the capital Tbilisi.
Not yet represented in the U.S. market.
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