The name “Askaneli” is associated with the small, magical village of Askana, located in the beautiful region of Guria, where the old cellar, built by their ancestor – Antimoz Chkhaidze still stands. Antimoz and his whole family was in love with vine and the divine fluid obtained from the grapes. They made their wine according to the old Georgian method, indigenously in clay vessels - called Qvevri. All members of the family were involved in this activity, especially the grandchildren who hosted guests with clay Jugs and little terracotta cups. Antimoz Chkhaidze's cellar and several pitchers dating back to 1880 are still preserved in the village of Askana.Find out more
In the eastern part of Georgia, nestled in the foothills of the Caucasus, lies the Kakheti region; a particularly dry area of Georgia with dark-coloured red-ish iron rich soil where location and climatic conditions play an essential role in the terroir. Vineyards are cultivated at an altitude of 250-800 meters above sea level, with either humid subtropical or continental climates dominating local microclimates. The combination of dry air from the Caspian Sea coupled with moist air masses drifting in from the Black Sea and cool downdrafts sliding off the mountains creates a unique oenological landscape like no other.Find out more
This legendary semi-sweet red wine from the Khvanchkara appellation of origin, is created from two endemic varieties of the Racha region: Mujuretuli and Alexandrouli. Khvanchkara from Askaneli, created strictly according to the accepted rules of the appellation of origin, conveys all the subtleties of luxury wine with special grace and is a coveted drink for lovers of moderately sweet wines. Ripe and quality grapes are carefully selected in the company’s vineyards. The crop is transported in special boxes for bunches to protect from damage. All work stages are carried out using a special technology under the watchful supervision of the chief winemaker. To create a natural semi-sweet wine, fermentation is stopped by lowering the temperature. This luxurious dark ruby wine is decorated with pronounced aromas of blackberry, sour cherry, liquorice and cinnamon. An elegant balance of delicate sweetness with moderate-high acidity, ripe tannins and prolonged finish, undoubtedly turn Khvanchkara into the first chair violinist in the orchestra of Georgian sweet wines.
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