Who and why cut an 7-kilometer subrocky labyrinth near a quiet town of Kvareli in the 1950’s? — it is still remained unknown. Rumors says it was an military facility once, but there are no traces of it. But it became clear that the microclimate is ideal for aging and storage of wine inside. Infinite racks were stretched under the arches of two main and thirteen connecting tunnels. The current owner of the construction, the Winery of Hareba, stores about 25.000 bottles of their production here.
On the European technology, Khareba wine is made of grapes of a grade “Saperavi” which ages in oak barrels.
The wines are garnet in color, has en fruity aroma and pleasant long aftertaste. It pairs excellent to meat and vegetables. The classical “Alazani valley” wines suits more for cheese and desserts.
The traditional Georgian kvevri wine technology, are large vessels used for fermentation, storage and ageing of wines. is presented in the “Saperavi”, “Krakhuna”, “Tsolikauri”, “Tsitska”, “Mtsvane” and well-known Kindzmarauli-wines.
The first 700 meters of storage represents an exhibition and tasting room where guests drinks and learns about the Georgian winemaking. Besides, tourists can bake traditional flat cakes in the tandoor and hand made churchkhelas!