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Picking Purple Grapes
Discover Georgian Wine 

8,000 years of continuing winemaking traditions


Georgia is one of the most ancient countries in the world with an uninterrupted tradition of viticulture and winemaking. In fact, cultivated grape pips were discovered and that indicates that Georgia has been making wine for some 8000 years, leading experts to believe that Georgia is the birthplace of wine.

The making of wine in Qvevri - clay vessel used for fermentation of wine, is the oldest known method of wine production. Nowadays Winemakers in Georgia are using the traditional Qvevri method following the same basic process and principles Georgians developed 8,000 years ago—skins and stems in the vat, natural yeasts, natural tannins. Qvevri, a large clay vessel, would be buried under the ground for up to 6 months to help regulate the temperature of the wine during fermentation.


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