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

  • Saperavi

  • Merlot

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

  • Mtsvane

  • Muscat

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

  • Rkatsiteli

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

  • King

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Popular Wineries in Georgia View all

  • Georgia Wines

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

  • Tiger Mountain Vineyards

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

  • 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. ...

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  • Three Sisters Vineyards Fat Boy White NV

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    Wine review by ScottN


  • Habersham Vineyards White Muscadine NV

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    Smooth, sweet, and almost like grape juice. This is great for anyone who likes a sweet wine that isn't syrupy. Read More

    Wine review by goldnyght


  • The other day I had the honor of interviewing Georgia Tsouti, who represents Domaine Michel Gros of Vosne-Romanee, Burgundy. We sat down and talked about the 2006 vintage for a few minutes and then I had the pleasure of tasting the '06 wines. I've worked with Georgia in the past so this was a great opportunity to catch up.AL: Thanks for spending... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Snooth interviews Georgia...


  • Chateau Elan Winery Winter Spice NV

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    Wine review by danandchrislevak


  • Tiger Mountain Vineyards Malbec NV

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    Wine review by RobinL


  • Mukuzani Special Reserve Tbilvino 2003

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    Nice example of Georgian wine making. Clean and clear. Opaque dark purple colour, rose water rim. Long legs, sediment! Black caramelised fruits, raisins and vanilla on the nose. A bit of smoke and earth. Med+ alcohol, med + tannins. Blackberries and spices. Very long finish. Very good wine which can be drunk now and also can age well. Read More

    Wine review by Alvina


  • Marani Mukuzani 2005

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    Wine review by alfredw1


  • Three Sisters Vineyards Fat Boy White NV

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    Wine review by taylei


  • Marani Mukuzani 2005

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    Wine review by latum


  • Over the New Year's week-end, I spent 36 hours in beautiful Charleston, SC. ... Head, Beaufort, SC; Savannah Georgia; and the Okefenokee Swamp and you've got a great vacation wee Read More

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