When We're Asked If Georgia has a "Wine Country", We Say "Georgia IS A WINE COUNTRY"
No other country in the world has Wine so thoroughly embedded in the culture, history and everyday life of the ENTIRE country as Georgia
At the Crossroads of Europe and Asia
On the same latitude as Tuscany, Rioja, and Napa Valley
Most Westerners Are Surprised to Learn of Georgia's ideal micro-climes, soils and growing conditions.
Extraordinary Wines Exclusively from the Country of Georgia
TO FERTILE RIVER VALLEYS
WITH ABUNDANT WATER
DRENCHED BY SUN
WITH IDEAL CLIMATE
INDIGENOUS GRAPE VARIETIES
WITH EXTRAORDINARY WINES
STEEPED IN HISTORY,
CULTURE AND INTRIGUE
Unique Indigenous Grape Varieties of Georgia
Of the over 2000 species of wine grapes in the world, more than 500 evolved in Georgia over the millennia.
Most are native to the territory and are not found anywhere else. For those who have not yet been introduced to Georgia and its wines, a whole new world of quality wine and intrigue awaits!
Birthplace of Wine and Wine Culture
For over 8000 years wine has continuously been produced in Georgia. Its wine culture is the oldest and one of the most unique in the world. What most visitors find noteworthy is the hospitality, love of life (and freedom) and cuisine of Georgia . The Mother of Georgia statue in Tbilisi exemplifies the culture; welcoming friendship and hospitality with a wine glass in one hand if you come in peace, but fierce defense of their beloved country, demonstrated by the sword in the other hand, if you come with bad intentions like many have over centuries.
Ancient and Modern Natural Winemaking In Harmony
Wine making techniques in Georgia range from ancient traditional to classic modern techniques. Its history is deeply rooted in use of the ceramic vessel ‘Qvevri’ and skin contact fermentation. For example, some Georgian whites are made in the 'Kakhetian style’ in qvevri with skin contact, resulting in characteristic shades of ‘Georgian amber’, robust flavors, and ‘red-wine-like’ tannins. Compared to European varieties, these wines’ contain a higher percentage of antioxidants and polyphenols, both of which are beneficial to health.
The Land - Mountains, River Valleys
Snow covered Caucasus mountains,
semitropical Black Sea, huge fertile
valleys with plenty of water, ideal
climate and latitude all combine to
form one of the best and unique wine growing regions in the world.
Georgia is a fantastic Destination for Adventure, Outdoors and Wine Touring
Georgia has it all! Climate, mountains, sea, culture, history and WINE! A visitor is considered ‘a gift from God’ and it is a magical must-see destination. If you’ve never been, add it to your bucket list. If you have been, you know!!!!
The History of Golden Ages, Invasions, Soviet-era and modern democracy
Georgia’s history is steeped in resilience and survival from centuries of invasions and occupations and its wine has been there for it all. It is an independent democratic nation facing strongly to the West with formal European Union Association and NATO partnership, regionally nestled in a 'geopolitical hot bed'. It welcomes all who come on friendly terms with open arms and wine, but fiercely defends its freedom against any who choose to threaten. The beautiful 'Mother of Georgia' statue shown at right shows just this, a welcoming wine in the left hand for friends, a sword in the right for foes!
The People and Culture of Georgia
enriched by migrations
from neighboring cultures.
Georgians are friendly,
hospitable, and love their
food. wine. and celebration