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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Varietals Produced in Georgia View all

  • Mtsvane

  • King

  • Muscat

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

  • Saperavi

  • Merlot

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

  • Rkatsiteli

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

Subregions of Georgia

Popular Wineries in Georgia View all

  • Telavi Wine Cellar

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

  • Georgia Wines

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  • Tiger Mountain Vineyards

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

  • Marani

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

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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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  • OK, so here's my photo. At Oakland march: Not quite Georgia O'Keefe but definitely California.... Read More

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  • Alaverdi Saperavi 2016

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    Label says it is produced and bottled in same place by vendor, that is promising but "made of grape-wine-material of saperavi grape" =)Taste and nose are not too bad, simple classic saperavi taste disappears quickly, like grape juice. Overpriced. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Psou Product of Abkhazia

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    semi-sweet table wine. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Chateau Nekresi Mukuzani IGT 2014

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    I rarely see good Georgian dry wine, but this is really nice! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Batono Saperavi 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • This is my 16 best of 2016:Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage, 2002 (Rhone, ... Rkatsiteli, 2010 (Kakheti, Georgia)Lagvinari, Goruli Mtsvane, 2015 (Kartli, Georgia)Zorah, Yeraz 2013 (Vayots Dzor, Armenia)Roxanich, Antica, 2009 (Istria, Croatia)Tomac, Amphora Pjenušac Brut, 2010 (Plešivica, Croatia)Full tasting notes, background stories, and d... Read More

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  • Tamada Khvanchkara NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by 277657martins2002 277657 martins2002


  • 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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