Exclusiveness and uniqueness of Georgian wine is supported by the convenience of nature conditions. All kinds of climate types existing on the Earth can be found in Georgia. Such kind of varieties are conditioned by our country situating on the boundary of subtropical and temperate climate zone. There is a fertile soil for the vine, Caucasian Mountains do not allow cold air to enter from the north and the Black Sea influence is also very important.
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8000 YEARS CONSTANT TRADITION OF
WINE-MAKING IN GEORGIA
Georgia is the oldest wine producing regions of the world. The fertile valleys of the South Caucasus, which Georgia straddles, are believed by many scientists to be the source of the world’s first cultivated grapevines and Neolithic wine production, over 8,000 years ago. This fact is confirmed by many discoveries such as jugs, in which grape stones are remained, wine squeezing equipment, clay and metal vessels, which are dated before VI-VII BC.
The kvevri is part of traditional Georgian wine making. Such large ceramic storage vessels were made in many countries, though none can claim the central importance of large ceramic vessels for wine fermentation.
Makers of kvevri wine claim that such wine is stable by nature, rich in tannins, not requiring chemical preservatives to ensure its long life and superior in taste.
Due to the many millennia of wine in Georgian history, the traditions of its viticulture are entwined and inseparable with the country’s national identity. Georgian wine-making history is connected directly to the history, culture and religion of Georgian people. Particular love for vine and wine is expressed in Georgian habits, architecture, and ornaments, painting, and poetry, songs and other fields of art.