Georgian wine- minimum of manipulation, the oldest winemaking tradition.
Wine is a part of Georgian heritage, including architecture, poetry, songs, and associated with celebrations, holidays, rituals and what’s most important, religion.
Archaeological excavations have shown that wine was produced and consumed in Georgia thousands of years ago. Ceramic jars - qvevri dating back to around 6,000 BC have been found in the Neolithic site at Shulaveri, with further fossils of wine leaves and cultivated grape seeds, from the 5th and 6th millenniums BC found at other sites across the country.
The vine in Georgia has an iconic significance. It is a symbol of regeneration, of wealth and plenty. Georgian named October as "GVINOBISTVE" (the month of wine). In Georgia Christianity was adopted together with a wine. St. Nino brought Christianity to Georgia, made a cross from vine stems and tied them together with her hair. Most of churches are decorated with the vine ornaments. Among existing 4000 vine varietals 500 are of Georgian origin, among them famous Saperavi and Rkatsiteli. Read more about the Kvevri winemaking technology here>>>