Come and visit the cradle of wine
Natenadze’s Winery is located in the beautiful wine-region of Meskheti, providing charming and breathtaking views to anyone who pays a visit to Georgia. Georgia is the first winemaking country in the world, and Meskheti is one of the oldest winemaking sites in the country. Moreover, some scientists believe that the origins of indigenous grape varieties such as Saperavi, Dzvelshavi, Khikhvi and others could have origins in Meskheti. An estate is a great place to enjoy a memorable time with your loved ones and to energize your inner self.
The first winemakers in the region
Turkish rulers occupied Meskheti for over 400 years. They destroyed vineyards, wine villages, and all-local endemic grape species. Natenadze Winery was a pioneer in rehabilitation and restoration of ancient vine terraces. They research, study and identify ancient grape varieties that grow in surrounding mountain forests in a wild way on the trees.
“I have found some vines that are more than 100 years old and one that I reckon is more than 400 years old.” – G. Natenadze
All the ancient vineyards and wine villages have been replanted and revamped using state-of-the-art techniques, giving the winemaking tradition a new face.
Taste the wines from 100-year-old vines at Natenadze’s winery
The varieties of grapes cultivated here are Meskhuri Sapere, Chitistvala Tetri (Birds eye white), Tskhenis Dzudzu Tetri (Horse breast white), Kharisvala (bull eyes), Tamaris Vazi, and many more. Most of these grape plants are a hundred years old. Using manual harvesting and convention grape selection methods, the winery produces top-quality red, white, and rose wines, clubbed with delicious sparkling wines.