Georgia – The Birthplace of Wine
Scientists have discovered that life of wine begins in Georgia. A vintage produced by ancient Georgians counts over 8,000 years. These traditions are well preserved and wine made today follows the same ancient winemaking process. Georgia has more than 500 local grape varieties, demonstrates that people have been breeding and growing grapes here for a long time.
Qvevri Wine – The Oldest Evidence of Winemaking
Central to the Georgian ancient winemaking culture is the Qvevri – The clay vessel – used by ancient Georgians for wine storage and ageing. According to tradition, vessel filled with wine are buried and stored underground for approximately 6 months, to achieve the best flavor of a wine due to a constant temperature of 12-15 degrees.