Tsinandali Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze
Tsinandali Palace unites the Al. Chavchavadze memorial house, a picturesque garden, a historical winery, wine cellar, Radisson Collection hotel, pool, lounge bar, restaurant, outdoor concert hall and a 19th c Café. House regularly hosts exhibitions of applied arts, events, international wine forums. This is the outstanding venue for annual Tsinandali international classic music festival.
Mr. Alexander Chavchavadze, widely regarded as the founder of Georgian romanticism inherited village Tsinandali from his father, Prince Garsevan. He remodeled the estate, constructed a new Italianate mansion with an ornamental garden in 1835. Mr. Alexander invited some of the best winemakers from Europe and built the first vineyard that produced wines according to European technologies. This is how Georgia's oldest and largest winery Tsinandali wine first came to be. The first wines were bottled in 1841, and the wine cellar holds thousands of wines that were produced from this date onwards. The exhibits of Tsinandali museum recreate the scenes from intellectual life of the 18th-19th c.c., where prominent artists, nobleman and philosophers used to gather frequently.
Tsinandali Estate is the host of Tsinandali Festival - the annual international classic music festival. The Festival draws some of the greatest performers, conductors, composers, music scholars and artists from around the globe. The Festival is designed to create rare opportunities for young musicians from the Caucasus and the neighboring countries to explore the world of music and advance their musical education through professional seminars and masterclasses taught by some of the brightest names in today’s classical music. The founders of the Tsinandali Festival include George Ramishvili -Chairman of the board of the Silk Road Group, Martin Engstroem - the founder of the famous Verbier Festival, and Avi Shoshani - the founder of the Verbier Festival and Secretary-General of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Driving distance from Telavi is 10 km; from Tbilisi - 104 km
Address: Tsinandali village, Tsinandali, Georgia
Working hours: 10:00 - 18:00 Every day
Ticket price: Adult 5 Gel, students 4 Gel, School children - 3 Gel
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