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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  • Muscat

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

  • Saperavi

  • King

  • Rkatsiteli

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

  • Mtsvane

  • Merlot

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

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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. ...

  • 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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  • Kindzmarauli Red Semi-Sweet 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by BVWineS

  • Akhasheni Red 2007


    Semi-sweet red natural wine. Produced from Saperavi grapes, cultivated in Kakheti region. The wine has dark-red color, rich flavor and mellow sweetness. Read More

    Wine review by BVWineS

  • Alazani Semi-Sweet Askaneli Brothers 2008


    Actually, this wine is from Georgia, country in the Caucasus (not from Georgia, USA). Read More

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Wolf Mountain Vineyards Chanteloup 2004


    I visited this Wolf Mountain Vineyard in winter of 2007. The view from the ... ... panorama of the North Georgia Blue Mountains. Rolling hillside vineyards and a beautiful ridgeline view compliment the menu which includes a variety of seasonal dishes and cheese plates. The chanteloup or "Song of the Wolf" was especially delicious and refre... Read More

    Wine review by FreeTheHops

  • Wolf Mountain Vineyards Chanteloup 2004


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    Wine review by FreeTheHops

  • The Georgia Winery Muscadine NV


    This is a great stand-alone wine. It is sweet and embodies everything my husband and I love about muscadines. Very smooth. Read More

    Wine review by abensgirl

  • Hi,My husband will be working and living in Atlanta (Hapeville, just north of the international airport) part of the time starting in October 2009. We are looking for recommendations for good restaurants with a fairly-priced wine list, stores with a good wine selection, and vineyards/wineries in the outlying areas. Thanks!! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine in and around Atlanta,...

  • Boutier Winery Red Clay Cuvee NV


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    Wine review by Kellie47

  • Teliani Valley Red Blend Khvanchkara Semi-Sweet 2005


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    Wine review by anpaulson

  • Last night at the Oriel office we had a side-by-side comparison of our 365 ... ... back on my front porch in georgia' prosecco."Lara: "I think there is a slight cork taint in the champagne; its borderline but im taking it into consideration, the nose comes across as one-note and musty. The palate is nice though-- I like the structure of the ch... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Champagne vs. Prosecco

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