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Ilia’s Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

Ilia’s Wine Cellar

Amazing one-thousand-year-old (X-XII cc.) wine cellar in the village Chiquneti had been preserved in good shape up to these days. In front of an old stone cellar is a wine tasting corner, designed in traditional architectural style. The wine cellar is named after Ilia Malakmadze, who used to be a famous winemaker in the valley.

Currently his son Amiran continues the family tradition and hosts the visitors. The host will narrate about old techniques of winemaking, how this “divine drink” was hunted by various enemy forces during centuries, and how courageously the locals have fought to foster important traditions.

You are welcomed to taste wine and chacha in classical and traditional wine tasting stemware; have a look through the ancient cellar, enjoy magnificent views from the vineyards and in case of pre-order taste exceptionally delicious Adjarian food prepared by the hostess of the house.