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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

  • Rkatsiteli

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

  • Saperavi

  • 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...

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...

  • 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...

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Georgia on Snooth

  • Askaneli Brothers Kakheti Valley Red Medium Sweet Wine 2010

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  • Mikitani Kindzmarauli Red Semi Sweet 2012

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  • Wolf Mountain Vineyards Sunset Rose 2012

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  • Wolf Mountain Vineyards Chanteloup 2007

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  • Well, welcome to the Snooth Forum, Voltaire.  You'll find that none of ... ... on Sunday.  Not in Georgia."What the  . . . ?I was a bit taken aback by this.  Since I was able to freely walk into the store's wine section and browse, I would have never guessed that I had to check the calendar to see if I could buy wine.I looked out the store's f... Read More

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  • Chateau Mere Rkatsiteli Georgia Kakhetian Dry 2010

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  • It could be vintage variation, as simple as that, but it might also be your palate changing as well. In all honesty though it sounds like one of two things. Reduction if you were tasting out of barrel, and possibly out of bottle and/or a very assertive strain of yeast that imparted its character to all the wines.  Without more info we'll never k... Read More

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  • Very interesting MQ...a lot of times there's a lot of external factors that ... to where when you visited Georgia the next time, you found the wines a bit more agreeable. It's also possible that the current vintage you tasted the 2nd time around was a bit better.Would also make sense that your expectations were very low the 2nd time aroun Read More

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  • Last summer I returned home to Atlanta, glowing from an internship on a ... my ... ... my way through the north Georgia wine country.The result was fuzzy teeth, a sour stomach, and no plan to ever return!That is, until a birthday celebration bribed me back to the area. And I was not only surprised by this round of tastings, but I was encourage... Read More

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  • Chateau Mere Saperavi Georgia Kakhetian Dry 2010

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