The renaissance of Rachan winemaking is connected with the names of Rachan nobels Konstantine and Kaikhosro Kipiani. In the 1870s, the two gathered together all ancient local traditions of winemaking and vine cultivation and started to make the legendary Kipiani Wine from Aleksandrouli grapes.
Their wine soon gained a reputation not only in western Georgia, but throughout the Russian Empire. Experts compared Kipiani Wine with Burgundy wines for its velvet and tender taste.
Dimitri and Luarsab Kipiani further perfected and enriched the technology. Thanks to their efforts, the wine entered the international market in 1897 and won the Grand Prix at the international wine exhibition in Ostend, Belgium, in 1907.