In 2014, the shell of an old, desolate wine factory in Tbilisi’s central Vera neighborhood, was revived into a complex of trendy shops, restaurants, and a hotel.
The complex is hidden in a large courtyard above the Hard Rock Café on Melikishvili Street. It includes popular gourmet cafe Tbili Sio, restaurant Wine Factory, and hotel Winery 1896 (the year Georgian cognac magnate Davit Sarajishvili opened the original factory).
They offer tours of the wine cellar and winemaking process, wine tastings, and live folk music! Book a tour online or just pop in and see what’s going on for yourself!