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Tsinandali

Tsinandali is located in the Eastern Georgian region of Kakheti’s in the Telavi district, on the right back of River Alazani. It encompasses the forested north-west slopes of Tsiv-Gombori and River Alazani valley. The vineyards are mostly planted 300-750 meters above sea level. The micro-zone includes the following villages: Akura, Vanta, Busheti, Qvemo Khodasheni, Tsinandali, Kisiskhevi, Kondoli, Nasamkhrali, Shalauri, Kurdgjelauri, and Vardisubani. The total territory of the Tsinandali micro-zone amounts to 653 hectares. Common grape sorts include Rkatsiteli, Saperavi and Kakhuri Mtsvane. The climate in Tsinandali is moderately humid with hot summers and reasonably cold winters. The total sum of the annual sunshine amounts to 2000 hours. The grape ripening period falls in late August and the making of quality European wines requires the grape harvest to start in late September. Our AOC Tsinandali is made from the Rkatsiteli and Kakhuri Mtsvane grape varieties.

Vazisubani

Vazisubani micro-zone is located in Kakheti region. The vineyard sites are mostly at an elevation of 550m. The zone includes the following villages: Vazisubani, Shashiani, Kalauri, and Vachnadziani. The Vazisubani micro-zone territory is 62sq/km. Common grape varieties include Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane. Our AOC Vazisubani is made of Rkatsiteli grape variety. The climate is moderately humid with hot summers and relatively mild winters. Average sunshine per year amounts to 2180 hours with 1610 hours falling on the vegetation period.

Mukuzani

Mukuzani micro-zone is located in the heart of Kakheti, on the right bank of River Alazani in Gurjaani district. With the location of 350-750m above sea level, Mukuzani micro-zone includes the following sites and villages: Dedoplis Zvari, Papari Valley, Damarchine, Nadarbazevi, Zegaani, Mukuzani, Chumlakhi, Velistsikhe and Vazisubani. The micro-zone occupies the area of 246 hectares. The vineyards are planted on the slopes of the mountain at medium latitude and in surrounding valleys. The climate here is moderately humid with hot summers and cold winters. The total sum of annual sunshine amounts to 2150-2200 hours and during the vegetation period the sun shines averagely for 1600 hours. The ripening period is late August, with full ripening occurring in late September. The principal grape varieties grown in the Mukuzani is Saperavi. Our AOC Mukuzani, Mukuzani Special Reserve, Saperavi and Saperavi Special Reserve wines are made from the Saperavi grape variety.

Napareuli

Napareuli micro-zone is located in Kakheti region on the left bank of River Alazani. The vineyard sites are situated at 400-500m above sea level. Napareuli includes the following villages: Napareuli, Saniore, Jugaani, Artana, Pshaveli and Laliskhuri. The micro-zone occupies the area of 52 square kilometers. The climate in Napareuli is moderately humid with cold winters and relatively hot summers. The total sum of the annual sunshine amounts to 2950 hours, with 1500 hours during the vegetation period. Common grape sorts include Rkatsiteli and Saperavi. Our AOC Napareuli is made from the Saperavi grape variety. The Napareuli grown Saperavi is also used in our Saperavi brand.

Kindzmarauli

Principal territories for Kindzmarauli are inner Kakheti (Khvareli Administration). The vineyards are planted 250-550m above sea level, on the right bank of River Alazani. The micro-zone western villages include: Shilda, Eniseli, Sabue, Almati, Gremi, and Shakriani. Eastern villages are: Patmasuri, Sanavardo, Kuchatani, Tsitskhanaant Seri, Chantlis Khuri, Zinobiani, Akhalosopeli, Tkhilistskharo, Mtisdziri, Chikaani, and partly the territories of Gavazi and Balghojiani. Total vineyards area in Kindzmarauli zone amounts to 1633 hectares. The climate here is moderately humid with cold winters and warm and long summers. The blooming period falls in late May and full ripening in late September. For naturally sweet wines the grapes must be harvested in mid October. Principal grape variety is Saperavi. Our AOC semi-sweet Kindzmarauli is made from the Saperavi grape harvested in this micro-zone. The local Saperavi is also used in our Saperavi brand.

Akhasheni

Akhasheni micro-zone is located in the inner Kakheti region, between the River Alazani streams of Papriskhevi and Chermiskhevi. The vineyards of Akhasheni are planted 350-700m above sea level. The villages of the zone are: Akhasheni, middle and upper sections of Chumlakhi, and Papari Valley. Total vineyard area in the zone amounts to 112 hectares. Principal grape sort is Saperavi. The climate here is moderately humid with hot summers and reasonably cold winters. Average sunshine per year amounts to 2150-2200 hours with 1600 hours during the vegetation period. Blooming period for the local Saperavi falls in mid April and the grapes reach full ripening in late August. Harvest period for local Saperavi is late September. Our AOC semi-sweet Akhasheni is made from the local Saperavi grape variety.

Tvishi

Tvishi micro-zone is located in Lachkhumi, western Georgia, on the right bank of River Rioni. The micro-zone is located at 435m above sea level and includes the following villages: Tvishi and Alpana. The climate in Tvishi is moderately humid with relatively cold winters and warm and long summers. The total sum of the annual sunshine amounts to 1900-2000 hours with 1400-1500 hours during the vegetation period. The principal grape variety here is Tsolikouri. Our AOC semi-sweet Tvishi brand is made of Tsolikouri.

Khvanchkara

Khvanchkara micro-zone is located on the southern slope of the Lechkhumi mountain range (right bank of the River Rioni gorge) in Racha region. The vineyards are planted on the elevation of 450-750m above sea level. The micro-zone includes the areas of Village Khvanchkara, Tsesi, Kvatskhuti, Sadmeli, Ghviara, Bostana, Didi Chorjo, Patara Chorjo, Meore Tola, Pirveli Tola, Chrebalo, Chkhvishi, Joshkha, Qvishari, Ghvardia, Bareuli, Ghadishi, Baji, Bugeuli, Saketsia, Jvarisa, Itsa, Krikhi, Akhalsopeli, Gori, Khimshi, and Abanoeti. Principal varieties of the micro-zone are: Aleksandrouli, Mujuretuli, Tsolikouri, and Tsulukidzis Tetra. The micro-zone extends over the area of 903 hectares with Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli taking around 40 percent of the micro-zone’s territory (360 hectares). The climate here is considerably humid, with hot dry summers and moderately cold winters. Average annual sunshine period amounts to 1900-2000 hours with 1400 hours falling on a vegetation period. The grape ripening period for the famed Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli grape varieties is late September. For the making of naturally semi-sweet wines, the grapes are mostly harvested in late October. Our AOC “Khvanchkara” is made from Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli grapes.

Orbeli

Tbilvino’s most popular and prolific harvest site. Ojaleshi grape variety harvested in village Orbeli is used for making of sophisticated and aromatic semi-sweet wines.

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