Tsinandali is a village in Kakheti, famous for the estate and its historic winery which once belonged to the 19th century nobleman Aleksandre Chavchavadze (1786–1846) – a poet, translator, soldier, businessman, innovator in agriculture and the first modern Georgian oenologist. His exemplary life and achievements played a huge part in introducing new values, promoting social and economic welfare, and changing the trajectory of Georgian culture.

To facilitate viticulture and wine-making, Aleksandre constructed a wine production facility, steam vodka brewery and huge underground wine cellar at Tsinandali. His personal wine collection, which survived partially to this day, consisted of 70 brands and 16,500 bottles, including a Georgian Saperavi of vintage 1839. At present this wine cellars are under recontruction, thus they are closed for visitors.

Poet’s house-museum is the best place to listen the charming story of the powerful family that left a lasting mark on Georgia’s history.