Manavi offers the ideal conditions for the development of viticulture and winemaking, among other agricultural practices. Manavi was primarily a royal estate in the Kingdom of Kakheti (XV-XVIII), where the royal family resided throughout the summer.
In the Manavi Castle still sitting on the top of the hill, King Teimuraz and Queen Tamar of Kartli, the parents of King Erekle II, were married.
Historians estimate that the castle's older layer dates to the 10th and 11th centuries, while the recent structure was built between the 16th and 18th centuries. The chieftain of Kakheti Kvirike III is credited with building the citadel and the castle-tower ruins remain in the village.
In Manavi village, you can choose from a wide variety of hotels and wine cellars to unwind and savor Georgian food and drinks.
Manavi lies at the intersection of three major tourist routes: to the Davidgareji Monastery complex, 20 km away; to Sighnaghi, known as the "city of love," 50 km away and to the Lagodekhi National Park, 90 km away.