ABOUT US

     Wine company “Khomlis Marani” was founded in 2010. The purpose of the company is to produce bio / organic Qvevri (clay pitcher) wines with ancient, Georgian traditional methods. The vines are planted on the slopes of the mystical Khvamli mountain, not in the valley. In the late spring, when we have a cold, frosty mornings, the cold air, being heavier than warm air, flows down the slopes into the valley.

On those mornings, the slopes are warmer than the valley, and the tender grape buds are spared the cold. The vines are cared for only by hand, without the use of any machinery. Our ancient tradition of growing vine and making wine dates to 5604 B.C. This is the first year of the flood. This year's artifacts are found on Khvamli Mountain.

EU BIO CERTIFICATE

     Wine company Khomlis Marani’s vineyards are cultivated in Lechkhumi, village Okureshi, Usakhelouri cultivation micro-zone. Our vineyards are grown with biological fertilizers and bio-preparations. The vineyard and cellar have been awarded a bio-certificate.

ICONS OF MOUNT KHOMLI

     Mount Khomli as a mystical and mysterious place is narrated in many legend sand stories. It is mentioned in Georgian and ancient historic sources.In particular–according to the “Kartli Life”: “when the country had very hard times, Mount ‘Khomli’ always appeared at hand to save it”. According to legends,this is the place where the treasures of Georgian kings were kept.

GEORGIA – THE CRADLE OF WINE

Georgia has an 8000-year history of continuous wine making tradition, which is evidenced by numerous archeological discoveries. Qvevri (clay pitcher) wine was made in Georgia 8000 years ago and we continue this tradition today. It naturally and in timely manner carries out the chemical process that requires special equipment and additives in factory production.

As proof of its cultural significance and in accordance with principles of Convention on Protection of intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, the status of National Monument of Intangible Cultural Heritage has been assigned to “The ancient Georgian tradition of Qvevri winemaking”.

The earliest traces of viticulture and cultivated wine, which date back to the 6th – 5th Millennia B.C. were found in the ancient Neolithic settlement-Shulaveri Gora. The Qvevri vessels and the ceramic vessels dating from the Neolithic era were discovered during different archeological excavations, as were the cultivated wine fossil seeds, tartaric acid sediment on the fragments of earthenware vessels for wine and resin of the domesticated grapevine. The diversity of the wild and indigenous grape varieties, the unique wine vessels (the Qvevri) and the oldest technologies of making wine in Qvevri all confirm that Georgia is truly an ancient wine making country.