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Mukharani (Georgia)

Practical information about Mukharani

  • Vineyards
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Castle and fortress
  • Place or Historical Monument
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
One hour from Tbilisi by car or public transport
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Mukharani

Nicolas Landru Travel writer
117 travel articles

Mukhrani, a small town in Kartli, the historic cradle of Georgia, contains a number of significant remnants of the country's glorious history. With its impressive castle, its two churches and its château and surrounding wine estate, the town makes for an interesting place to visit.

My suggestion:
For the chance to sample the delicious wine produced in Kartli and explore the charming 19th-century aristocratic palace, go on one of the wine tours at Château Mukhrani .

Mukhrani is one of those surprising places in Kartli where all of a sudden, along a dusty road, you find yourself confronted with the traces of a noble past and gain an instant sense of visiting a site of great historical significance. Mukhrani is a small town located on a plain a few kilometres from the main road between Tbilisi and Batoumi, at the heart of the arid plateau of central Kartli and not far from Mtskheta.

In this often yellowed looking landscape, one thing immediately strikes you the moment you arrive in the town: the imposing castle, which, with its mixed brick and stone walls and rounded crenels, is very oriental in appearance and typical of 16th and 17th century Georgia. With the silhouette of its castle – which was once the bastion of one of Georgia's most powerful noble families – and the two churches dating from the same period, one of which is partially in ruins, Mukhrani has a certain historical cachet about it.

Time seems to have come to a standstill in and around these little historical treasures to some degree. If you continue on to "Château Mukhrani", two kilometres from the centre of the town, you'll find yourself stepping into a different century. This very Russian colonial-style aristocratic palace, which dates from 1873 and was designed and built by French architects, is home to one of country's most prestigious wine estates, which is open to visitors for tours and tastings.

Mukhrani Castle