A small and wonderful working marani – i.e., traditional Georgian Qvevri wine cellar – in the grounds of Plumpton College, the UK’s top wine-making university. Wines are now being made here using traditional Georgian methods, led by one of Georgia’s leading wine-makers and Qvevri professors. Students from Plumpton University’s wine courses have access to the marani.
Henry’s Marani also offers tours and tastings to the public and is a wonderful day out in Sussex. You can sample and buy the wines made using this 8,000-year-old Georgian technology, now fully embraced by a new generation of wine-making students in a little corner of rural England.
Plumpton College Wine Department
Wales Farm Lane, off Ditchling Road