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Ilia's Marani

Founded in X-XII c.c this one-thousand-year-old wine cellar in village Chukineti, South-West Georgia, has been preserved in a pretty good conditions up to these days. Wine tasting corner is located in front of an old stone cellar, designed in a traditional style.

The wine cellar is named after Ilia Malakmadze, who used to be a famous winemaker of the local 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.

All the guests 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 and wine prepared by the hostess of the house.

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