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

  • Rkatsiteli

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

  • King

  • Merlot

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

  • Muscat

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

  • Saperavi

  • Mtsvane

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...

  • 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...

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  • Mildiani Saperavi Khakheti Republic of Georgia 2007


    A complex wine that benefits from a few minutes to oxidize. Excellent with a rich meal or by itself. Woody flavors with a hint of sweet fruitiness that disappears into the overall flavor. Read More

    Wine review by classicalwine

  • Satrapezo Icewine 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by vladdelkafa

  • Boutier Winery Red Clay Cuvee NV


    I love the wine, my wine was just Bitch, in a pink lable bottle. I give it a 5 Read More

    Wine review by Joyce Lowe

  • You might want to catch this, NapaGirl. From Abe Schoener/the scholium ... ... new events in Florida, Georgia, and Texas for next year. Tulsa too is in my sights. Let me know if there is somewhere else I should aim for.If you would like to review the current release, you may do so here. If you would like to come the pickup party, but have not... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Scholium harvest party Sept. 24

  • Kindzmarauli Marani Kisi 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by Zunil

  • Georgia Wines Inc NV


    This rating is for the Scarlett wine. It is okay. Nothing great. Just okay. A ... to its subtle taste. I LOVE Georgia Wines and this one is one of my least favorite and it is still goo Read More

    Wine review by smacpherson

  • Gws Alexandreuli Tamada Khvanchkara 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Vytautas Leskauskas

  • Kindzmarauli Marani Kisi 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by zgalem

  • Mildiani Saperavi Khakheti Republic of Georgia 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by janisandjohn

  • Frogtown Cellars Vineaux Rosé 2004


    This is a modern sexy wine for Summer sipping. I am fancy towards reds so I adore the Cab Sav and Cab Franc that contribute to this delicious wine yet lighter for hot days or better yet hot nights. Read More

    Wine review by Happyadvengirl

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