The largest storage of Georgian wines kept in the 7.7 km long tunnel shaped wine cellar which consists of 2 large parallel tunnels linked with 13 small galleries. The dampness of 70% and the ideal temperature (12-14˚C) for storing and ageing wine stays throughout the year. In Khareba winery you can taste 30 varieties of the company’s best wines. 60 meters above the tunnels there is a nice building mixed with the nature, the waterfall falling by, and garden with century-old trees, restaurant terrace and the tower, which offers splendid views over the Alazani Valley and Kvareli vineyards.
All this beauty is located in Kakheti region, the village Kvareli, near the bank of Alazani Valley and is carved in the rock of the Caucasus mountain range.
The tunnel was first built in 1950s for defensive reasons. But later for not being useful for the initial purpose the tunnel was converted into storage of Kakheti's finest wines. The collection holds 25 000 bottles of high quality wine.
From 2011 the winery arrayed the surrounded area with special facilities to the complex like Georgian water mill, traditional Georgian bakery “Tone”, Chacha making facility, traditional Georgian Marani with Satsnakheli (Georgian traditional wooden winepress) Qvevries and much more cultural sites. All the renovation helps the visitors feel the local atmosphere deeply.
Kvareli tunnel packages
Visit tunnels – 1.5 EUR
Visit tunnels and taste 2 types of European wines (Rkatsiteli white dry and Saperavi red dry) – 7 EUR
Visit tunnels and taste 2 types of Qvevri wines (Rkatsiteli white dry and Saperavi red dry) – 9 EUR
Classic package – 20 EUR:
Taste 4 types of wines: Rkatsiteli white dry, Krakhuna white dry, Kindzmarauli red semi-sweet, Saperavi red dry.
Activities: Making Churchkhela (Georgian sweets made of grape juice and nuts), Chacha (Georgian homemade vodka), baking Georgian bread in Tone.
Premium Package – 35 EUR:
Taste 7 types of wines: Saperavi red dry, Rkatsiteli white dry, Krakhuna white dry, Kindzmarauli red semi-sweet, Saperavi Premium red dry, Kvevri Mtsvane white dry, Sparkling wine
Activities: Making Churchkhela (Georgian sweets made of grape juice and nuts), Chacha (Georgian homemade vodka), baking Georgian bread in Tone, Barbeque