Khvanchkara micro-zone is located on the southern slope of the Lechkhumi mountain range (right bank of the River Rioni gorge) in Racha region. The vineyards are planted on the elevation of 450-750m above sea level. The micro-zone includes the areas of Village Khvanchkara, Tsesi, Kvatskhuti, Sadmeli, Ghviara, Bostana, Didi Chorjo, Patara Chorjo, Meore Tola, Pirveli Tola, Chrebalo, Chkhvishi, Joshkha, Qvishari, Ghvardia, Bareuli, Ghadishi, Baji, Bugeuli, saketsia, Jvarisa, Itsa, Krikhi, Akhalsopeli, Gori, Khimshi, Abanoeti. The climate here is considerably humid with hot dry summers and moderately cold winters. Average annual sunshine period amounts to 1900-2000 hours with 1400 hours falling on a vegetation period. The grape ripening period of the famed Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli grape varieties falls on late September. For making of naturally semi-sweet wines, the grapes are mostly harvested in late October. Principal varieties of the micro-zone are: Aleksandrouli, Mujuretuli, Tsolikouri, Tsulukidzis Tetra. Prominent AOC “khvanchkara” is made from Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli grapes. The micro-zone extends over the area of 903 hectares with Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli taking around 40% of the micro-zone’s territory (360 hectares).