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The Nelkarisi cellar is built on the site of an ancient city, Nelkarisi, home to a Mithraic culture of which winemaking was an important part. Today, Nelkarisi produces wines under the brand Friends’ Cellar, a collection of classic wines made using traditional Georgian winemaking methods. The vineyards are located in the Kindzmarauli micro-zone, an area of only 120 hectares located on a junction of rivers. During harvesting, the delicate grapes are carefully handpicked using selective methods, and small wooden baskets are used for transportation to the winery.