This small Kakhetian town has its own wine factory (one of oldest in region), where you, as the grape farmer can bring your grapes for wine processing. Of course, you will get money for that (70% from factory and 30% governmental subsidy).
Most things are very easy in Georgia, for example to come directly inside the factory and to ask for representative who will show all equipment and places. So here we got the same – very friendly woman Nino, who is working in quality control laboratory. She told us many interesting things and hold a small excursion to factory facilities. Between them was the place where you can bring your grapes, washing and processing place, mills and separators; a big hangar, where grape juice stored for fermentation; old traditional fermentation place with old “qvevris”, mounted under the ground level.
When we asked her how many khinkalis she could eat, this small woman got blushed and said: “Only ten…”
Images by Aleksandrs Znovs ©