Georgian Wine

Wine has been produced in what is now called the Republic of Georgia for thousands of years, making it one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world. It’s situated between the Caucus Mountains and the Black Sea, bordering Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Many native grape varieties existed in the countrysides, and were eventually used for wine. 9000 year-old archeological findings indicate wine production, and the Georgian word “ghvino” is said to be the root of “vin,” “vino,” and eventually, “wine.” 

Wine production continued through the centuries as empires grew and nations claimed territories. In the 6th century, the Ikhalto monastery and academy was founded near Telavi. With wine production playing an important role in the newly-founded Christian religion, Ikhalto became an important center of viticulture and even established a wine academy. Georgia became a largely Christian nation and as a result, was mostly left alone Read more »

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  • King

  • Saperavi

  • Rkatsiteli

    Not widely known about in western markets, this ancient white grape variety is broadly distributed across eastern Eur...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Mtsvane

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  • Marani

    Marani is a wine produced by Telavi Wine Cellar since 1915 in the Kakheti province of Georgia. ...

  • Tiger Mountain Vineyards

    Tiger Mountain Vineyards is nestled on a hillside high up in Rabun County, on the rocky, sunny sl...

  • Georgia Wines

    Once Upon a Time… there was a heart doctor who at heart was a “closet farmer”. In the spring of 1...

  • Telavi Wine Cellar

    For nearly a century, Telavi Wine Cellar has blended innovation with the sense of history, keep...

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  • Well, the main problem with the wine from Georgia is that most of it was horrible, sweet wine. Think Manischewitz or something equally bad. It's kind of like Bikaver or Bull's Blood from Hungary. Recently they've been working on their wines but the tradition was sweet red and that's still what's sold all over Brighton Beach in Brooklyn where the... Read More

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  • Definitely a Georgia tasting.Fair enough. Would not have been posted had there been decent discussions ongoing. Read More

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  • Texas wines are comical. Had a thread or two several years ago where we ... ... Snooth walkabout offline in Georgia, JD.  ;-)I'm assuming you mean the northernmost parts of Patagonia, RCKR. Not where I went climbing further south. But if Brazil's listed, why not?I would be very surprised if the person who compiled that list of regions had been... Read More

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  • No love for Baja? That does seem like one that may have made some real gains of ... all. Need some rec's for Georgia. Despite the history, few Americans drink the wine Read More

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  • Niagara Bench, Dalmations (Croatia), Georgia (a reasonable bet they've cultivated grapes longer there than anywhere on earth), and Tasmania all have wines worth tasting, and have been on the radar for quite awhile. Others are just listomania linkbait... Read More

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  • Here's the story by Vine Pair, which has made for some decent reads from my ... the aforementioned upstarts.Georgia is getting a lot of buzz lately, from some people I respect as well. May be the most worthy of exploratio Read More

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  • Askaneli Brothers Saperavi Muscat Red Semi Sweet 2013

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  • Hey Charine, Thanks for the tips on the lesser known regions. I'm ... ... Balkans and moving out to Georgia, Moldova, Bulgaria and maybe Armenia too. Would love to learn more about your experiences and explorations. Where are you base Read More

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  • Hey Charine, Thanks for the tips on the lesser known regions. I'm ... ... Balkans and moving out to Georgia, Moldova, Bulgaria and maybe Armenia too. Would love to learn more about your experiences and explorations. Where are you base Read More

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  • Well wait a minute...OT?! First time ever in SB history?! Time to bust out ... ... celebrating any team from Georgia), but it's only just noon over here. Champers now entirely more appropriate and uplifting. Bollingers here we come!Yeah, baby, old-man QB and crew pull ahead. To hell with all those sacks. Shaken off. Bottoms up!   &nbs Read More

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  • Kakheti bellar Wine Aguna: A red semi dry wine. It went well, but the after taste was horrible.

    Comment by 358166Stanley F Zolnoski 358166 Stanley F Zolnoski


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