About us

Merebashvili`s Marani is a family winery, located in the small town of Kaspi, Shida Kartli Region. The tradition of wine making in our family derives from centuries. Our love of wine and vines is rooted in our blood. We take a pride in traditions and follow the footsteps of our parents and grandparents, but we also apply modern approaches with respect to wine making and managing our vineyards. Coupling old traditions and modern technologies helps us preserve unique taste of wine, create our own remarkable style and produce authentic natural Georgian wines.

Our family focuses on making high-quality, balanced and elegant small lot wines. The artisanal wines are produced by the traditional Method using a huge clay jars, Qvevri, buried underneath the ground to allow wine fermentation and aging in an even, naturally cool condition. Along with the most famous wines of Shida Kartli region – Chinuri and Tavkveri, Merebashvili`s Marani also produces wines from indigenous and very rare grape varieties such as Goruli Mtsvane and Shavkapito. The grapes are being sourced from the winery-owned organic vineyard, located in the famous Okami valley which is a gently south-facing hillside site with elevations between 550-650m above sea level.

The special climate and diversity of the mineral rich soil create unique natural conditions for growing the finest grapes in Shida Kartli Region.

Wine

Chinuri

Type: Dry White Qvevri Wine
Vintage: 2019
Volume: 750 ml
Best enjoyed at: 10°C – 12°C
Alcohol: 11.5%

This wine was fermented and aged in Qvevri, with full skin contact, made from the selected Chinuri grape variety, grown in Merebashvili’s Marani own vineyards, situated in micro-zone of Okami Valley (Shida Kartli Region), 550 m above the see level. The wine showcases a beautiful nose with flavours of dried apple, apricot, almond and an expressed aroma of Chinuri grape variety.

Goruli Mtsvane

Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2019
Volume: 750 ml
Best enjoyed at: 10°C – 12°C
Alcohol: 13.5%

This special wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel tank without skin contact, made from one of the rarest grape variety Goruli Mtsvane, grown in small village Lamiskana (Shida Kartli Region). The wine showcases a beautiful nose with flavors of citrus and is characterized by a fairly strong body with a refreshing acidity, providing a long-lasting taste at the end.

Tavkveri

Type: Dry Red Qvevri Wine
Vintage: 2019
Volume: 750 ml
Best enjoyed at: 13 – 15°C
Alcohol: 12.0%

Color is mature ruby. This unfiltered wine was fermented and aged in Qvevri, made from the selected Tavkveri grape variety, grown in Merebashvili’s Marani own vineyards, situated in micro-zone of Okami Valley (Shida Kartli Region), 550 m above the see level. The wine showcases a beautiful nose with flavors of black plum, blackberries and an expressed aroma of Tavkveri grape variety.

Shavkapito

Type: Dry Red Qvevri Wine
Vintage: 2019
Volume: 750 ml
Best enjoyed at: 13 – 15°C
Alcohol: 12.0%

This elegant wine has ruby color. Wine was fermented and aged in qvevri, made from one of the rarest and almost extinct grape variety Shavkapito, grown in small village of Lamiskana (Shida Kartli Region). The wine has a very well-expressed bouquet with distinct aromas of ripe plums and cherries, has a very long finish and is very intense both in the taste and in the flavour.

Chacha Traditional

Type: Pomace Brandy
Volume: 500 ml
Best enjoyed at: room temperature
Alcohol: 42%
Varietal composition: Tavkveri, Shavkapito, Chinuri, Goruli Mtsvane

Cristal clear in color. This fine drink is distinguished by uncommon softness despite having 42% of alcohol. By the way of Distillation of grape pomace over an open wood fire it stands out by unique taste and aroma as it includes four different varieties of grapes. It has intense floral aromas complemented by nutty and light honey notes followed with fruity finish.

Chacha Oak

Type: Pomace Brandy (from barrel)
Volume: 500 ml
Best enjoyed at: room temperature
Alcohol: 42%
Varietal composition: Tavkveri, Shavkapito, Chinuri, Goruli Mtsvane

Deep amber in color. Through the aging in French oak barrels for six month this fine drink has a strong character, delicate tones of dried fruits, almond, walnut and a deep flavor of chocolate. The distinctive creamy texture and pleasant oak aromas provide a long finish on the palate and is easy to drink.

Wine tour

The finest way to learn about anything is to experience it. Our wine cellar is based on ancient family traditions.

The tasting room is a unique place where the passions of wine, hunting and food are celebrated and blended. Here you can taste our Family Wines, enjoy food and wine pairing experiences, also get acquainted with Georgian culture and feel real Georgian spirit.

Besides winetasting in the charming environment, winery visitors can take a look at our collection vineyard. Winery visitors also have a chance to become familiar with traditional winemaking technology and methods of making Chacha (pomace brandy), see small scale honey bee farm, participate in different culinary workshops of traditional Georgian dishes and enjoy delicious and diverse cuisine of Shida Kartli Region.