Vachnadziani is one of the oldest wine factories in the village Vachnadziani (Gurjaani Municipality) which was established in 1953. Total area of the factory is 7.03 hectare and its had the capacity to process 9 thousand tone grapes per year. The factory is equipped with Italian machinery. In 19th century, the territory on which the factory "Vachnadziani" is located was owned by the Noble Levan Jandieri. After Sovietization, the Jandieri family was exiled and their vineyard was deprived. Later, during the collectivization, with the effort of the local population the winery "Red Cellar" was established here and 200 kvevris were installed and the construction of stone walls started.
The construction was stopped in the beginning of World War II and it renewed from 1944. 200 additional kvevris were installed in the second part of the newly constructed building. The building finished and it had the form of completed cellar and locals called it “Punkti”. The expansion of the vineyards caused a lack of kvevris, which resulted in the creation of a special workshop where oak barrels, bouts and tubs were created for aging wine. In the following years, the number of grape providers had increased so much that the factory had been re-equipped with iron, enameled and stainless steel tanks of different capacities. In 1953 the winery was renamed into Samtresti Shroma Wine Factory and since 1976 it became the member of Gurjaani Wine Enterprises Union. In 1990 the factory was renamed into “Vachnadziani Wine Factory” (as village Shroma was renamed into Vachnadziani).
In 1994, after privatization of the factory, Joint Stock Company “Vachnadziani” was created which in one year transformed into Ltd “V”. In 2007 Ltd “V” was transferred to the Company WINERY KHAREBA and its reconstruction process started, the factory was re-equipped with European machineries. Currently the factory is receiving and processing grapes and preparing wine samples as well as aging wine.
During the selective harvest, the best cluster are taken to the winery, where selection process continues. This is the precondition from making the highest quality wine. Wines are made by application of the best Georgian winemaking traditions and in accordance with European standards.
Today, company produces over 15 kinds of wine. While tasting our wine you will feel the flavor of floral aroma of young wine, as well as aged wine with the premium bouquet.
Chief Winemaker - Vladimer Kublashvili
A Georgian winemaker with 18 years of experience working in the wine industry.
„As I’ve been working for one of the oldest wine-producing companies “Vachnadziani” in Georgia for years, the journey has been full of possibilities, new challenges, and lots of interesting acquaintances. Being a winemaker has become a great chance for me to participate in worldwide events, like exhibitions, tastings, and competitions. I’ve been and still am a judge for several leading International wine competitions like Mundus Vini, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Emozioni dal Mondo, International Qvevri Wine Competition, Saperavi International and etc. I’ve been working with famous winemakers and wine professionals on so many interesting projects while creating the wide range of assortment “Vachnadziani has now”..
As the consumption of wine is increasing every year, I decided to expand my field of study and graduated in Wine Management & Marketing at INSEEC. The main idea of becoming an MBA in wine was to have direct communications with final customers, study present demand, and create wines with even more passion. Nowadays I can say that I’ve been leading the international sales team in “Vachnadziani” for over 6 years already and I think being in touch with importers and distributors helped me to make wines that correspond perfectly with the need of the market and help Georgia and especially our company to have a well-deserved place in the wine industry.”