Racha-Lechkhumi is one of Georgia’s smallest wine regions, wedged between Imreti to the south and the Greater Caucasus mountains to the north.
But despite its diminutive size, it remains one of the most important wine regions in the country.
Almost all wines from Racha-Lechkhumi vineyards are sweeter than their western European counterparts, as a result of the extremely high sugar levels created by the sunny climate.
One of several microregions in Racha-Lechkhumi, Khvanchakara is particularly famous for its semi-sweet Khvanchakara wines, which are based on Alexandrouli and Mujuretuli grapes.
A more ‘recent’ addition to the ancient winemaking culture, these raspberry-scented reds have been produced since the beginning of the 20th Century.