Chona's Marani (wine cellar) is located in the beautiful city of Telavi, Kakheti. This family cellar has always made wine but not for commercial use, for family and friends only. Five years ago by the indicative of Misha Chonishvili it was decided to transfer a family cellar into a business.
They planted vineyard on 1.5 hectares of land and started growing Mtsvane and Rkatsiteli grape varieties. Currently their vintage totals 15 tons annually. Vineyard is taken care of following bio technology riles and regulations. Without any use of pesticides and herbicides. They also expended the cellar and put in new Qvevris of 15 tons net capacity. Before this year they were producing four varieties of wine:
- Mtsvane - White dry wine
- Rkatsiteli- White dry wine
- Mtsvane & Rkatsiteli blending - White dry wine
- Saperavi - Red dry wine
This year they decide to expend their product line and added couple of varieties:
- Kisi - White dry wine
- Chinuri - White dry wine (Grape from Qartli Region)
Cellar's capacity has grown form last years 6000 bottles to more than 10000 this year. Part of their product is sold abroad in restaurants and wine shops, but most sales are local.