The another winery that we visited on this trip is Corporation Georgian Wine. It is located in the village of Telavi in Tsinandali. Once we arrived at the winery, we immediately saw giant tanks standing along the buildings. As the winery is expanding, a large tourist complex is in construction. The complex will include a hotel, a restaurant, a tasting room, a wine aging area, and a conference hall. The original winery building itself is large enough for nearly 100 large tanks, probably the biggest scale we had seen in Georgia so far.
The vineyards were just next to the building so we walked down to take a closer look. Their vineyards were more than 30 years old while some of the vines were over 15 years old. I saw that most of the vines were trellised with shadings from the leaves to protect them. As we could see in the vineyards, the weather was really warm and sunny. The wine cellar was really a scene! It was a nicely decorated large room displaying CGW’s wine collections. Every corner seemed to be a perfect spot for an Instagram photo.
To wrap up the winery visit, we had a really nice early dinner with amazing Georgian food, including mtsvadi, traditional Georgian barbeque. They set up this beautiful fire with trimmed vines and sticks and let the residual heat cook the meat. With the natural vines and sticks, it gives a nice smoky flavour to the meat.