Kartli, the Heart of Georgia, is the country’s biggest and the most important region. Both the ancient and the current capitals of Georgia – Mtskheta, and Tbilisi are located here.
Kartli is one more important winemaking region in Georgia. It is known for its classic modern style and high-quality sparkling wines. The vineyards are cultivated in large basins of the rivers – Mtkvari and its tributaries, Liakhvi and Ksani. In this part of the country, vines are grown at 750-800 m above sea level. Lower Kartli has many different climates, but the most prevalent ones are Dfb, Cfa. The weather is transitional from moderately warm steppe to somewhat humid. Summer is usually hot.
Like in Kakheti both traditional and Classical wine-making techniques are standard in Kartli. The critical grape varieties of the region are Chinuri, Goruli Mtsvane, Tetri Budeshuri, Tavkveri, Shavkapito, and Saperavi