Alaverdi Monastery Wine Cellar is a remarkable place where history is tightly bound with the modern world. The wine is produced by the endemic variety of Kakhetian vine in unique clay vessel – Qvevri.
History of Alaverdi Monastery takes the start from the VI-th century. It is located at the foot of the greatest Caucasus Mountain, on the west bank of Alazani River in Kakheti.
The cellar is within the monastery walls, and was built on the site of the old cellar of 8th-10th centuries and includes a large room of 11th-century construction with Qvevris buried in the floor. Not much remains of the original ancient wine cellars that were part of the Monastery, which was built in 1011.
The renewed cellar has been functioning since 2006. Since then traditional white and red Qvevri wines have been produced by the five monks working there. The climate, air and earthen flavor of this place give the wine a special aroma, velvety taste, high anti-oxidant and other healing properties.