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Shalauri

Shalauri is a lovely village in Telavi municipality, 2 kilometers from the city of Telavi, in Georgia’s eastern region of Kakheti. This village is well-known among wine experts from across the world.
Distance to the location by road from:
Tbilisi
1:55 hr
Batumi
7:25 hr
Kutaisi
5:10 hr

What Will You See Here?

Shalauri was first mentioned in historical sources in the 14th century.

There are many historical and architectural monuments in this village including the following seven churches, built in different periods:

Church of Virgin Mary; two cathedrals of St. George; Church of St. Barbare; Svetitskhoveli; St. Kvirike Church; and Kviratskhoveli Church. 

All of these churches are located on the same road making it easy to visit them all in one trip. 

From each of these churches is a beautiful view of Tsiv-Gombori Ridge, Alazani Valley, and the Caucasus. 

In addition, the churches are located close to a forest, ideal for hiking and picnics. 

Wine

The highest-quality grapes Rkatsiteli and Kakhuri Mtsvane grow in the Shalauri vineyards. 

Wine tasting is available in the family wine cellars in the village. One of them is  “Shalauri Winery” which produces qvevri wines from different local species, such as Saperavi, Mtsvane, Kisi, Khikhvi, and Rkatsiteli.

The winery exports its wine to many countries, with Shalauri wines found in famous restaurants in New York, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Antibes, Nice, and Cannes, including some Michelin-starred restaurants.

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