The Alaverdi Monastery is located on the foot of the great Caucasus Mountains in Kakheti, Georgia.
The history of the monastery dates back to the 11th century, where archeological studies have revealed up to 50 old Qvevri with a 60 ton wine capacity used for winemaking.
In 2006 the cellar of Alaverdi Monastery underwent a massive construction, and today they have 5 big Qvevri in which they ferment and age all of their wines.
2006 was also the year of the monastery's first vintage and today they have 6 different cuvées.
There are no vineyards connected to the monastery and the wines are based on donations from local farmers, that all give their best grape material.
Both the monks and the farmers are humble towards what's given to them by god.
They believe the wine carries the praise to god, it’s the symbol of joy and heals the soul. Cheers to that!