Alexandre Chavchavadze Museum in Tsinandali

Tsinandali Museum is located 79 km east of Tbilisi in a village in Kakheti region of Georgia. It’s a historic estate belonged to 19th century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze (1786 – 1846).   Tsinandali museum complex in consists of the memorial house, a landscape garden, a historical winery, wine cellar, hotel and a cafe. Being familiar with European ways Chavchavadze built Georgia’s oldest and largest winery where he combined European and centuries-old Georgian winemaking traditions. Chavchavadze was the first who bottled the wine in Georgia. The Museum possesses his collection of vintage wines consisting of over 15 000 bottles, with the oldest dated 1814 y.
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