Twins Old Cellar


A family-run operation making qvevri and European wine, 23km north of Telavi. Visits include its comprehensive qvevri wine museum and a tasting of three wines and one chacha (a powerful Georgian grappa). It also has a very fancy new hotel overlooking the vineyards, and a restaurant.

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