Georgia is one of the oldest winery in the area, as evidenced by, a wild and cultural diversity of indigenous grape varieties. Georgian nation for centuries has created a culture of wine consumption. Jugs of wine making 8 thousand years ago, and still maintain this tradition. Traditional winemaking method in 2013, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status.
History of Georgian Grapes
Georgia is considered the grapevine (Vitis vinifera L) the origin of one of the first center. Likely, British Columbia. Sec. Anymore. Years 6000-4000 comes from the selection of grapes. Thus, cultural vines spread to the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and North and South America. Georgian Age materials and perfection of species clearly indicates that Georgia is the viticulture and winemaking since 7000 years ago or earlier. Late Stone Age, Neolithic, according to human cultural and economic life of the wine culture in Georgia from the establishment.
Known in the world in 4000 vine Ji. In Georgia, about 450 local grape variety, which is included in the standard set of 62 species, including 29 species and 9 table. The originality of Georgian wine grapes, wine, green, Khikhvi, Kishi, Chinese, Goruli green Tsolikauri, Krakhuna, wine varietal, Shavkapito, Aleksandrouli, Mujuretuli Dzvelshavi, Usakhelouri, Otskhanuri Sapere, Ojaleshi, Chkhaveri, Aladasturi and others.
All of Georgia’s wine regions is a different technology. Almost every family in the primary drink wine festivals. In Georgia, the wine produced in households equipped with modern winemaking technology. Georgia will try to visit the family and the factory method of manufacturing a variety of ancient wines.