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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  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Marani

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

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  • Pheasant's Tears Tavkveri Kartli 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Iberia Kindzmarauli Red Semi Sweet Georgia NV


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Gocha Kindzmarauli 2012


    Well, I just wanted to taste a souvenir wine in a fancy bottle... According to my experience, the price of quality of this wine is something around 11$. It's a very simple in taste, easy to drink table wine. Good for BBQ. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Talisman Akhasheni Semi Sweet 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • I was shocked to see that America only imports from 25% of the wine growing ... ... (quite possibly in Georgia of all places!).  There are over 67 countries that produce wine!  Where have you traveled to and have been surprised to see vineyards?Also, while researching I found this new wine club that is trying to fund raise through Kickstarter... Read More

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  • I should add that GregT (too modest to say it himself) is one of the foremost ... thing might be Hungary or Georgia or... well, yet another cool region of Italy, they neve seem to run out, and there you are.&nbs Read More

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  • Khvanchkara Georgian Semi-Sweet 2009


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    Wine review by mark

  • 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

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