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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  • 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

  • Rkatsiteli

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

  • Merlot

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

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    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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Georgia on Snooth

  • Thanks for the warm welcome! First question: favourite producers is a muddy ... Beaujolais Nouveau.5. Georgia: Lagvinari (Winemaker is a doctor-turned-geologist-turned-winemaker and his first vintage was made alongside an MW.)6. Italy: Barolo, Barbaresco, Etna Rosso, there can be no end to this line. Has anyone heard of this relatively new pro... Read More

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  • Hi! I've been active on the Vinous and Reddit Wine forums and was looking ... regions including, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Mexico, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, etc. Ask me anythin Read More

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  • Actually, this conversation is becoming interesting.  According to the ... Al, the official language of Georgia is, surprise, Georgian.  As I was looking at the label I thought the characters looked similar to Armenian, though, not quite.  It may be a font style thing.  Georgian and Armenian may share the same alphabet.  However, I'm guessing ... Read More

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  • RBA beat me to Georgia, who woulda thunk it? Read More

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  • Georgia has been in trouble since its peak, when it spanned between the Black Sea and the Caspian, just before the Mongols wiped the floor with its military back in the 13th century. Too many big empires around it, the Russians and Soviets (Stalin was born there under the name Jughashvili, but after changing his name he later oversaw its conques... Read More

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  • Tamada Kindzmarauli Wine of Georgia Semi-Sweet Red 2013

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  • Tamada Kindzmarauli Wine of Georgia Semi-Sweet Red NV

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  • Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli Dry Unfiltered Amber Wine Kakheti 2011

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  • Kindzmarauli Vaziani Semi Sweet Red Georgian Wine 2008

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  • DM, great stuff there, wish I had more of a mind for history but alas, my left ... ... thinking instead.So from Georgia we go to Spain. Another country that's seen it's share of different ruling parties, uprisings and upheavals.  We visited Alhambre when we were over there in 2013, the great thing about this palace/fortress was that the conque... Read More

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