This is a real hidden gem of the culinary experience of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region!
Aluda Jvaridze, a farmer from Aspindza municipality, started rehabilitation of Meskhetian Odas (houses typical for this part of Georgia) a few years ago. He enjoys living in the village and today manages Agritouristic Farm “Meskhuri Oda” in Chobareti Village.
Monastery Food which is called – “Monastris Nobati” in Georgian is a joint product of three monasteries located in the old village of Meskheti – Ude. These three monasteries produce a variety of products such as wine, meat products, honey, bread, snail products, and handicrafts.
“I have spent much of the past decade traipsing through mountain forests in search of ancient grapevines growing the way nature intended — up to trees. I have found some vines that are more than 100 years old and one that I reckon is more than 400 years old” says Giorgi Natenadze.
Mumladze’s wine is very popular not only within the region but also outside. They consider it their responsibility to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors. In the future, they plan to extend the business and restore and preserve Meskhetian traditions related to wine.