Armazuli is a small cellar that was established by three friends Gocha, Zura and Paata. Gocha is a winemaker by profession, Zura is involved in administrative part of running the company and Paata built the cellar in his house in Armazi, Mtskheta municipality. Armazuli is producing four different wines – Tavkveri and Chinuri from Armazi, Kartli region and Saperavi and Rkatsiteli from Kakheti region. They are using ancient traditional Qvevri winemaking method.
Paata is born as an artist – the yard and house is full of his handcrafts and art including small decorations as well as the fireplace and whole house where he lives. His art is what gives this place a special sparkle and beauty. The view from Armazuli is fascinating, looking on the Mtkvari river and mountains around. On the mountain top in front of the winery you can see a big cross overlooking the reverie. Paata put this cross there as a respect to his son Misha who tragically passed away due to a car accident when he was just fourteen years old. As Paata says, Armazi and the yard where he built the house was his favorite place and living there makes him feel closer to his son. Who could imagine that old, almost ruined thin ladder hanging on the tree is the most precious thing in there- a memory of a young beautiful boy climbing on it every day eradiating joy and happiness.
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Gocha the winemaker and co-owner of Armazuli is inviting you to the winery. Visit to Armazuli is absolutely incredible experience. In addition to wonderful wines you get a chance to spend the day with amazing people that greet you with open hearts. While Gocha and Zura will take you to the cellar to taste the wines straight from Qvevri, Paata will get things ready for another experience such as baking bread in Tone with ancient traditional technology or making Churchkhela- native Georgian snack that has been acknowledged as an intangible cultural heritage of Georgia by UNESCO. And of course you will have a delicious Georgian food in the yard or on a terrace overlooking astonishing view on river Mtkvari.
Wine tour to Armazuli should be in the top list of things one should do while visiting Georgia.
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Armazuli is harvesting vineyards in Kartli - Tavkveri and Chinuri grapes; Kakheti = Saperavi and Rkatsiteli grapes.
" Diverse molluscs and marine fossils in Kartli (especially in Mtskheta) are embedded in Miocene and Pliocene sediments. The region is characterized by yellow-grey, massive, loose, fine-grained, non-carbonate sandstones with lenses of thick sandstone, mottled clays with basalt veins, quartz-feldspar sandstones and siltstones with clay interlayers. The latter is represented by calcareous clays with interlayers of calcareous sandstone containing rich fauna. Clay, loam and sandstone result from the Pliocene. There are various types of cinnamonic soils.
Terroirs in Kakheti are primarily distinguished by four factors:
their proximity to the main Caucasus Mountain Range, the levels of
humidity and precipitation, soils and altitude. The climate is considered ‘transitional’ – from dry subtropical to moderately humid. There are three different agro-climatic zones: subtropical, warm and moderately warm. These three zones are actually
divided up into fifteen different meteorological zones – but there’s no need to go into that here. Precipitation ranges from 600 to 800 millimeters annually. Summers are hot and often quite dry. Winters are moderately cold and cloudy with little snow, except up in the mountains."
Learn More : "The Wines of Georgia" , Lisa Granik M.W.
CHINURI FROM ARMAZULI
RKATSITELI FROM ARMAZULI
TAVKVERI FROM ARMAZULI
SAPERAVI FROM ARMAZULI
For each bottle of Armazuli sold, Village Vines donates a percent of the profits to Support for Children with Leukemia - providing care to the afflicted children and support their families.
Village Vines works with American Friends of Georgia - a 501c3 non-profit who focus on helping those who are in the most need in Georgia.
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