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...

  • King

  • Rkatsiteli

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

  • Mtsvane

  • Saperavi

  • Syrah

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

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  • 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...

  • Tiger Mountain Vineyards

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

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  • Not a bad deal at $125 pp, but if I was anywhere near Georgia, I'd truck on down to Barolo to see our boy William. Read More

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  • Hello everyone!  I'm George, co-founder at Winespotter.net. I'm so ... myself. I'm George from Georgia, I mean I was born there. People say Georgia is the birthplace of wine. So I always felt like connected with wine world and starting the internet business helping wine professionals find each other (mentioned above Winespotter.net) was the obv... Read More

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  • Mikitani Alazani Valley Red Medium Sweet 2013

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  • Telavi Wine Cellar Mtsvane Marani 2008

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  • Mikitani Kindzmarauli Red Semi Sweet 2013

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  • Vino - good one! There's a guy in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Dr. ... all of the plantings are in Georgia. So I guess it makes sense that it made its way to Macedonia. I would definitely like to try it.Matter of fact, I'm unfamiliar with most of the grapes from the near east and eastern Europe. Too bad the world is such a messed up pl... Read More

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  • Yay! Thank you Elin McCoy!DV - nope. Didn't know it has been cultivated ... ... in 1838 or thereabouts.Georgia? Well she gets that right at least. Been making wine there for thousands of years. Most of it pretty bad these days. But a lot of that is due to the politics of the region - in other words, they don't have to make bad wine. And that ... Read More

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  • Kartuli Vazi Kindzmarauli Red Semi Sweet NV

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  • Kartuli Vazi Khvanchkara Red Semi Sweet NV

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  • Talisman Kindzmarauli Red Semi Sweet 2013

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