March 13, 2012 | 0 comments
The Alaverdi Monastery Cellar
dates back to between the 8-10th centuries. The Monastery is located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia where world famous wines are produced. Winemaking in Qvevri (clay vessels used for fermentation and storage of wine) is part of an ancient Georgian tradition. This historical cellar was rehabilitated in 2005, from which period the monks of Alaverdi continue to grow ancient Kakhetian grape varieties in their vineyard and make natural wines in an authentic Georgian style.