Archil Guniava Wine Cellar is a small Georgian family winery in Kvaliti village, Imereti. The family has its own winery and grows very rare Imeretian vine varieties. Archil has half a hectare of vineyards. There are plantings of the white grapes Krakhuna, Tsitska, Tsolikouri and the black grape Otskhanuri Sapere that uses high trellising. The marani (wine cellar) is located in the yard outside of Archil’s family home where he produces qvevri wines.
There are several qvevri of different sizes buried under the dirt floor in the room. Archil Guniava produces two wines: a white wine is a blend of varieties including Tsolikouri, Krakhuna and Tsitska; a black wine using Otskhanuri Sapere grapes is blended with a white wine made from Tsolikouri grapes. Archil Guniava produces about 1,100 bottles of wine and exports to Poland, Japan, and Italy. The visitors are offered to enjoy traditional Imeretian cuisine, taste wine, as well as participate in harvesting and wine production process.
The wines are exported in the U.S.
Village Kvaliti, Zestaponi Municipality, Imereti
Half a hectare of vineyards in the Zestaponi valley