8000 Years Old Winemaking Technique
Rostomaant Marani is a small family-run winery in Telavi in the Kakheti wine region producing a limited run of natural wines based on 8000 years old tradition which was recognized by UNESCO as Georgia cultural Non-property heritage in 2013. Currently, the winery produces Rkatsiteli Qvevri, Kikhvi Qvevri, Saperavi Qvevri, Chacha Qvevri wines.
The Legacy of Rostomashvili
The monk Rostom Orbeliani first cultivated grapes back in 1770 to make his great wines. Over time, the monk got a deeper insight into nature and terroir, and so chose the best estate and recreated his winemaking techniques. Since then, the winery has been passed down through six generations of Rostomashvili’s and is now run by Zurab and Irakli Rostomashvili. The portrait on their logo is of Nikoloz Rostomashvili (1887-1967), who was the last owner of the company when it was at a prior location in Akhmeta.
200 Years Old Qvevri of Rostomaant Winery
The winery makes sure to ferment grapes from each vineyard in separate Qvevri. This helps to provide characteristics of the terroir in wines. Grapes are crushed with their stems and skins together in their 200 years old Qvevri where fermentation and aging take place. They follow old traditions for winemaking that has been inherited in the family for more than 8000 years. Natural wine lovers can enjoy wines that are free of any additives and filtration.