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

  • Merlot

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

  • King

  • 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...

  • Saperavi

  • Mtsvane

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  • 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...

  • Marani

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

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  • Marani Kindzmarauli 2013


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    Wine review by Katariina

  • Telavi Marani Kindzmarauli 2012


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    Wine review by Katariina

  • I am nearing three quarters of a century on this planet. I live in the ... mountains of north Georgia, in a gated community called Big Canoe. We're about seventy miles north of Atlanta. We DO have some fair vineyards in the area- not Napa or Sonoma yet, but improving yearly.I belonged to a wine tasting group here in Big Canoe, but became inacti... Read More

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  • Marani Kindzmarauli 2010


    Dry but has a perfect highlight of sweetness. Most unique wine that I have tried! Delicious. Read More

    Wine review by Kayrcox

  • Teliani Valley Ojaleshi Red Semi-Sweet 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Check your maps. Atlanta to Miami is much further than Sonoma to SD or Victoria ... dead stretch from southern Georgia through north central Florida. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Speakeasy Chef's Table Wine...

  • 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 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 was the obv... Read More

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  • Mikitani Alazani Valley Red Medium Sweet 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Telavi Wine Cellar Mtsvane Marani 2008


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    Wine review by mark

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