The name Tkibuli was first mentioned in historical documents from the 13th century. There are signs of human habitation from ancient times (for example in the Magara Caves).
Spirits of Imereti
Imereti is mainly popular for its sweet, sparkling and somehow European types of wine made from the local rare breeds such as Tsiska, Tsolikauri and Krakhuna. The original rule for preparing wine has been created in Imereti as a result of folk traditions. This kind of wine is being compared to European ones and is characterized by a pleasant aroma. Inviting a guest here is considered to be an honor. All families have grapes especially prepared for this occasion. Imeretian wine is different for its lightness and pleasant taste. The necessary attribute for making Georgian wine is a large pitcher (called churi in Imereti). It often weights more than a tone and is traditionally buried in the ground. Earth keeps the constant temperature of wine, which is necessary for preserving it. Archeologists have found pitchers older than three thousand years on the territory of Georgia. In home conditions is also made local, very strong grape vodka called “chacha” (even up to 80%). Many Georgians claim that chacha has medicinal properties and is suggested as a remedy for the indigestion Also, it is said to cure stomachaches.