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18/10/2019

Napareuli’s Twins Wine Cellar

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Exploring Georgia based Twins Wine Cellar, a winery and museum in Napareuli.

Twins Wine House is a Georgia based winery established in Napareuli in 2005. Named after the twin brothers Gia and Gela Gamtkitsulashvili, who opened this Georgian winery, Twins Wine House produces wines by ancient Georgian traditional technology.

Nowadays, the Twins Wine Cellar possesses 107 Qvevris (underground clay jar to store wine) with a capacity of 3.5 to 4.5 tons. They produce their wines using harvested in Napareuli micro-zone that gives moderated tannins and the taste profile to their wines. Fermentation in Qvevri occurs together with the grape pomace which gives their wine its amber color for white wines. The Qvevris are closed for 5 or 6 months and usually in March started to open Qvevris. The chacha is removed and distilled to make Chacha. The wine offers floral notes and the finish has mild tannins. After the fermentation, the remaining pomace is not extracted from wine, opposite to it is left in the Qvevri for 5 to 6 months to undergo natural filtration. Wine taken from Qvreri in the month of March is distinguished with clarity and aroma.

Wines of Twins Wine Cellars

  1. '' Saperavi '' Pitcher Red Dry 0.75 liters

It is made from selected Saperavi grapes grown in the vineyards of Napareuli micro-zone. With elegant dryness and taste, this wine is rich in aromas and the taste of pitcher. It matches well with smoked and roasted meat, steak, and barbeque and veal soup.

ABV: 12.5%

  1. '' Cabernet Sauvignon '' Red Dry 0.75 liters

This wine is made from the grapes grown in micro-zones of Napareuli and Tsinandali. It has black cherry and blueberry flavors. It has rich tannins and a distinctive taste profile. It pairs well with smoked and roasted meat, lettuce, and games of chess.

ABV: 12.5%

  1. '' Alazani Valley '' Pitcher Red Semi-Sweet 0.75 liters

This semi-sweet wine has a floral nose and it is distinguished by the richness of its aromas and harmonious taste of pitcher. It pairs well with desserts, and an assortment of fruit, lettuce, and cheese.

To know more about their wines, please visit Twins Wine Cellar.

In 2014, twin brothers also founded the Qvevri Wine Museum consisting of an 8-meter pitcher statue and several halls that describe the entire process of pitcher production and pitching. The museum features a collection of 15 years of Twins Wine House wines, different archival photographs and information on Georgian vine varieties, pitcher, wine cellar, and winepress. The most attractive part of the museum is the three 500-liter 1/3 cut pitchers with glass covered. Here, visitors can observe the entire process of putting down the wine, squeezing, boiling, self-cleaning, natural filtration, extraction of wine and chutney, etc. This museum operates daily from 9 am to 11 pm, Tickets are required to visit this museum.

Twin Wine Cellar also offers various activities and masterclasses for their guests. The activities include the visit to museum 17 GEL, Qvevri wine and chacha tasting 17 GEL, Pitcher opening and wine tasting 17 GEL and offer several packages including:

  1. Economics package # 1 25 GEL

  • The only unique "Qvevri and Qvevri Wine Museum" in the world accompanied by a guide (in Georgian, English, Russian);

  • View old and open cellars, pitchers operating on the territory of the complex;

  • Three types of pitcher wines - Rkatsiteli Kakhuri, Alazani Valley, Saperavi Tasting;

  • Zavod (chacha image) and chacha tasting;

  1. Economics package # 2 36 GEL

  • The only unique "Qvevri and Qvevri Wine Museum" in the world accompanied by a guide (in Georgian, English, Russian);

  • View old and open cellars, pitchers operating on the territory of the complex;

  • Open pitcher;

  • Three types of pitcher wines - Rkatsiteli Kakhuri, Alazani Valley, Saperavi Tasting;

  • Zavod (chacha image) and chacha tasting; At least 4 people

  1. Economics package # 3 38 GEL

  • The world's only unique “Qvevri and Qvevri Wine Museum” with a guide (in Georgian, English, Russian)
  • View old and open cellars, pitchers and zavods operating on the site with the guide;
  • Three types of pitcher wine - Rkatsiteli Kakhuri, Alazani Valley, Saperavi - tasting;
  • Chacha tasting;
  • Light lunch: bread, cheese, eggplant, chicken salad, khachapuri, cucumber-tomato salad.
  • At least 4 people
  1. Economics package # 4 50 GEL

  • The world's only unique "Qvevri and Qvevri Museum of Wine" with a guide (in Georgian, English, Russian).
  • View old and open cellars, pitchers and zavods operating in the complex area with a guide.

  • Tasting of three types of pitcher wine (Rkatsiteli Kakhuri, Alazani Valley, Saperavi) and Chacha;
  • Master Classes - Preparation of Khinkali;

  • Dinner: bread, cheese, eggplant with walnuts, khachapuri, chicken salad, cucumber tomato salad, roast chicken, pork barbecue, fried potatoes, tkemali, tea-coffee, water.

  • At least 4 people

  1. Premium package 80 GEL

  • The world's only unique 'Qvevri and Qvevri Wine Museum' with a guide (in Georgian, English, Russian).

  • View old and open cellars, pitchers operating on the territory of the complex;

  • Tasting of three types of pitcher wines (Rkatsiteli Kakhuri, Alazani Valley, Saperavi);

  • Khinkle master class;

  • Masterclass in Churchwork;

  • Khachapuri master class;

  • Bread bakery masterclass;

  • Lunch: Bread Shot, Imeretian Cheese, Cucumber-Tomato Salad, Chicken Salad, Eggplant, Ajabsandal, Shrimp, Pork Barbecue, Imeretian Khachapuri, Roasted Potatoes, Sauces, Water, Coffee, Tea, Wine with 0.25 L per person.

  • At least 4 person

          (Source: Twins Wine Cellar)

 

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