Gorgian Winemaking

GEORGIA - BIRTHPLACE OF WINE

You might have already overheard that Georgia is the birthplace of wine. Now we'll tell you stories you may or may not know which we've been proud of for 80 centuries.

Everything started in time immemorial and when we say immemorial, don't think we exaggerate. We are talking about times of golden fleece and other legends. As the first literary sources about Georgian wine write, Argonauts, entering the palace of Aieti, king of Kolkheti, were met with high vines, rich with grapes and streams of wine.

 

GEORGIA - BIRTHPLACE OF WINE

You might have already overheard that Georgia is the birthplace of wine. Now we'll tell you stories you may or may not know which we've been proud of for 80 centuries.

Everything started in time immemorial and when we say immemorial, don't think we exaggerate. We are talking about times of golden fleece and other legends. As the first literary sources about Georgian wine write, Argonauts, entering the palace of Aieti, king of Kolkheti, were met with high vines, rich with grapes and streams of wine.

Georgia Sun


QVEVRI

When talking about roots of wine and vine, we should undoubtedly tell you aboutQvevri. It is in this egg-shaped vessel, buried in the ground, where the pressed grapes, along with juice, grape skins and stems are boiled and become wine. That's howQvevi wine comes to be today and 80 centuries ago. Archeological excavations in Shulaveri Gora and Gadachrili Gora uncovered the oldestQvevris, which, by their shapes and grape-like ornaments imprinted, once again confirm Georgia as the true parent of wine. Georgians have been usingQvevri for 80 centuries and passing this technology and knowledge from generation to generation.

Qvevri

VARIETIES

Have you heard about the diversity of Georgian grape varieties? Different sweetnesses, colors and originalities found in different regions of the country. Rkatsiteli, Saperavi, Mtsvane, Khikhvi, Kisi, Chinuri, Tsolikouri, Tsitska, Krakhuna, Aleksandrouli, Ojaleshi, Chkhaveri, Aladasturi and even more - all of which we are proud of and tenderly caress.

VARIETIES

RTVELI

Now it's time we tell you about the tradition of Rtveli which you should definitely visit in autumn. If you've already felt its festive mood, you must keep that memory forever.

It's the time our praised vines are collected. Our collectors joyfully fill the baskets, giggle and chatter in the vineyards. Collected grapes are then squeezed out in winepress

 

Rtveli

GEORGIAN WINE AND CULTURE

When talking about the development of Georgian wine we should definitely mention our poet, Alexander Chavchavadze, the first one to bottle wine and enrich Georgian winemaking with his European experience.

Georgian wine has served as the source of inspiration to many Georgian artists. You'll see people blessing with wine, depicted by Pirosmani and the painter himself also loved drinking.

GEORGIAN WINE AND CULTURE


GEORGIAN HOSPITALITY
People from the birthplace of wine will host you as you'd imagine they would. Georgian hospitality is as old and glorious as wine. Georgian peasant is a man who'll invite you to his house, serve you a full feast and bring you a jug full of wine.
GEORGIAN HOSPITALITY
GEORGIAN AND EUROPEAN
It is exactly because of Georgian hospitality, generosity and 80-century long love towards the wine that so many households and enterprises bottle so many varieties of wine today using traditional methods, as well as new European standards and care about every single drop of Tavkveri, Shavkapito, Chinuri and Kisi - the oldest of the wine varieties.

GEORGIAN AND EUROPEAN

ANCESTORS LEGACY

Georgian wine was created by genius of the ancient people, was developed by experience and still is in Georgian blood. Wine is not only an activity, which we're really good at, but also a heritage, which we take care of. Even today we improve upon and develop the 80 century long roots of Georgian wine.