Marani Casreli was founded in December 2014, by 5 colleagues.The winery makes natural wine exclusively from grapes from their organic vineyards, which were planted in April 2015, on specifically selected terroirs.
After the first harvest in 2016, 3 types of wines were produced: - Kisi - single varietal wine from Kisi. Bronze of Qvevri Wine International Competition. 900 bottles. - Mtsvivani - single varietal wine from Kakhuri Mtsvivani. Silver of Qvevri Wine International Competition. 450 bottles. - Chitistvala – blend from Tetri Chitstvala, Kisi and Rkatsiteli (33.33% each). Gold of Qvevri Wine International Competition, Decanter tasting score 90. 900 bottles.
After the second harvest in 2017, produced 6 types of wines were produced: - Kisi - single varietal wine from Kisi. 200 bottles. - Mtsvivani - single varietal wine from Kakhuri Mtsvivani. 700 bottles. - Chitistvala - blend from Tetri Chitstvala, Kisi and Rkatsiteli (33.33% each). 450 bottles. - Khikhvi-Kisi - blend from Khikhvi and Kisi (50% each). 200 bottles. - Mtsvane-Kisi - blend from Kakhuri Mtsvane and Kisi (50% each). 250 bottles. - Erekle’s Wine - blend from Rkatsiteli, Kisi, Khikhvi and Kakhuri Mtsvane (35, 35, 15 and 15%, correspondingly). 700 bottles.
Marani Casreli makes amber wine using only Georgian traditional technology – long skin maceration in Qvevri. The technology is based on natural fermentation and fining, with no or very few sulfites.
Casreli is located in Kakheti Region, on the right bank of Alazani Valley, village Vachnadziani, on the crossroad of 4 micro-zones (Mukuzani, Vazisubani, Gurjaani and Kakheti).
Marani Casreli owns 15 hectares of land, 8 of which are already planted with various wine grape varietals, including:
- Ancient and/or rare (forgotten) Georgian varieties, such as Chitistvala, Mtsvivani, Dzaganidze, Kisi, Khikhvi.
- “Classic” – Rkatsiteli and Saperavi.
- And regional experiments – planting grapes from other regions (Chinuri, Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli) in Kakheti.