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

  • Muscat

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

  • 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...

  • King

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Popular Wineries in Georgia View all

  • 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. ...

  • 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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  • 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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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Teliani Valley Tsinandali White Dry 2010

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    Nice fruit taste and clear.Good combine with seafood. Read More

    Wine review by jolajola


  • Kindzmarauli Marani Saperavi Mukuzani 2010

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    Wine review by ewamichal


  • Badagoni Manavi Dry White 2007

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  • Mildiani Kindzmarauli Red Mildiani Kindzmarauli Rep. of Georgia 2008

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    Wine review by Andrew Kondrashov


  • Teliani Valley Kindzmarauli Saperavi Kakheti Georgia 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Marani Kindzmarauli 2010

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