Sad Meli Winery

Sad Meli winery is located in the beautiful village of Sad Meli, Racha. As most of small cellars in Georgia, Sad Meli is also a family business. The household was purchased by the family in 2001 and in 2013 family moved from the Capital Tbilisi to village Sadmeli, Racha. They started building a cellar in 2017 and finished it in 2018. They found that there was a demand on the market for small family hotels, so they built it as well. The idea of going into wine making business belonged to Beka Kerselidze - a son of Archil Kerselidze (interviewed in the video).

This cellar owns its won vineyards and currently they are cultivating six varieties of grape.

  • Aleksandrouli
  • Mujuretuli
  • Tsolkouri
  • Rachuli Tetra
  • Saperavi
  • Tsilukidze Tetra

Wine is made using traditional Georgian Qvevri technology. Wine is fermented with chacha (grape skin) and ages with it for month and a half. Wine is aged in Qvevri for 6 months afterward it is decanted into other vessels until bottled in April. The capacity of the cellar is 3000 to 5000 bottle annually. They produce following varieties of wine:

  • Khvanchkara - Red semi sweet wine
  • Tsolkouri - White dry wine
  • Saperavi - Red dry wine
  • Rachuli Tetra - White dry wine
  • Tsulukidze Tetra - White dry wine

 

 

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