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

  • Saperavi

  • Rkatsiteli

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

  • Muscat

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • King

Subregions of Georgia

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  • Marani

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

  • Telavi Wine Cellar

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

  • 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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Georgia on Snooth

  • NG & EM - To me the feel of complexity in wine is that I sense more than ... so I decided to open up that Georgia wine and give it a taste.  It did seem a bit tannic initially, but that sense diminished after 30 minutes - so I would say it benefited from being able to breath.  It tastes a bit like a Cabernet Frac from Virginia to me.  Perhaps ... Read More

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  • GT - Good post, and I sense you agree with my perspective on tasting the ... ... tonight.  It's from Georgia, meaning the country near Turkey and Russia.  The grape varietal is Saperavi - produces substantial deep red wines that are suitable for extended aging, perhaps up to fifty years.  Saperavi has the potential to produce high alcohol leve... Read More

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  • Tibaneli Single Estate Kindzmarauli Red Medium Sweet Wine of Georgia Kakheti 2008

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • JESCOBIO, that's my whole reason to live:  To crack people up and ... ... and Orlando, or up north by Georgia, respectively).  Prices reflect that.  And the water tastes horrible so rum, wine and lite beer fill the void.  My wife's people spend time there, or I would have missed out on the whole anthropological experience.  But if I had to cho... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Please stop using the term...


  • Hey there,Thanks for the peek at my site. Yes, I'm a female artist inspired by Georgia O'Keefe. Keep looking, You will find that there is also humor and playfulness in the work that was never in O'Keefe's paintings. Additionally, I'm a contemporary artist, also influenced by graphic visuals, surrealist artists and other contemporary female artis... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello!


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Renee.  We look forward to learning from you, ... ... does seem to be a lot of Georgia O'Keeffe in your wor Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello!


  • Talisman Kindzmarauli Red Semi Sweet 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Schuchmann Alazani Valley Red Semi Sweet NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tajna Kolhidi Mystery of Kolhid Kindzmarauli 2013

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    semi-swet wine, unfortunately. Nose: dark fruits, close to zinfandel in all respects plus blackberry that comes later.Taste: well balanced juicy burst of dark fruits full of blackberry, aronia and strawberry. Mild tannins all the time and infinity fruity aftertaste.My best pairing: pastirma, smoked salmon, gorgonzola. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Askaneli Brothers Saperavi 2013

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    obviously overpriced by year but wine is good, for me it's a ~15$ wine.As usual, saperavi is very bright and powerful grape. this one is dry with good balance and silky tannins.Nose: dark cherry, french plum, wild strawberry.Taste: classic plumy saperavi with vanilla comes first and berberis candy comes later.Berberis taste is a very independent... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


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