Georgian Wine

Georgia is the birthplace of wine, we have 8000 years of uninterrupdet wine-making tradition, findings of Georgian Qvevri from ancient to modern times is the proof of it. The mention of the ancient traditions of high quality wine growing in the territory of modern day Georgia ( Colchis and Iberia, as it was known in ancient times) can be found in the works of Homer and Apollonius of Rhodes. Up to 500 indigenous grape varieties are still cultivated here. Wine is part of Georgian heritage including architecture, poetry and songs, it is associated with celebrations, holidays, rituals. Wine-making remained the basis of the Georgian economy for centuries. Through the long history of the Georgian nation, the wine has gained iconic significance in Georgia. Even the unique Georgian alphabet is modeled after the shape of the wine grape’s curly offshoots.