Vazisubani Estate Winery
Sulkhan Chavchavadze’s palace, wine cellar, and estate were built on the foundation of his grandfather’s property, and represent the family’s high taste, hard-working character, and dedication to viniculture. The stunning Georgian 19th century architecture is still evident, despite a complicated history. In the late 1800’s, the palace and vineyards were sold to the Prince Department because of the Chavchavadze family’s debts, and eventually the land was transferred to the Romanovs, and it became and experimental farm. Unfortunately, the name, palace, and vineyards were lost or neglected.
In 2011, winemaker Lado Uzunashvili collaborated with businessmen Mamuka Khazaradze and Badri Japaridze to restore the property and vineyards. Together, they established the LTD Vazisubani Estate (or Mamuli, in Georgian) to attract tourists to the historic location. At the estate, 35 hectares of vineyards are complemented by the historic exhibition halls, restaurant, and guest house. The estate sells wines under the labels, Vazisubani Estate and Georgian Sun. It currently exports to Canada, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and the company is looking to expand its international market.
Village Vazisubani, Gurjaani Municipality, Region Kakheti, Georgia
At an altitude of 500 meters above sea level, Vazisubani lies south of the Alazani River, in the fertile valley before the northern foothills of the Gombori Range. The 35 hectares are dedicated to Kahkuri Mtsvane, Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Khikhvi, and Kisi grapes.
Not yet represented in the U.S. market
Vazisubani Estate Winery Labels