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The history of Georgian wines dates back to as early as 8000 years. The country is known as the “Cradle of Wine,” and it is the oldest winemaking country in the world. There are close to 8000 vintages and 500 indigenous grape varietal produced in Georgia, in an area spanning 10 wine-growing districts. The climate, terroir and the soil quality of Georgia make the wines produced here highly distinct and unique from the rest of the countries.
The wines are known to be named after the place in which it is brewed. Georgia is home to a lot of different varieties of grapes. They have many red and white grape varieties from which wines are produced. Some of the famous red grape varieties are Saperavi, Tavkveri, Mujuretuli, Usakhelouri, Chkhaveri, Ojaleshi and Shavkapito. The famous white grape varieties used for winemaking is Rkhatsiteli, Mtsvane kakhuri, Kisi and Tsolikourig
One of the trademark features of the Georgian winemaking technique is the use of Qvervi, or clay pots, a tradition that was followed 8000 years back. This is followed by winemakers, even today. This winemaking technique was regarded as essential to humankind’s cultural heritage in 2013, by UNESCO. Today, in addition to the modern oak barrels and stainless steel pots, the qvervi still finds a spot in the wineries, as it is a symbol of Georgia’s ancient winemaking heritage.
Georgian, European and Hybrid wine styles are commonly found in Georgia. Georgian wine styles involve the traditional method of making wines in the clay pot of qvervi. Today, this wine style accounts for less than 1% of the total wine produced in Georgia. European wine styles involve the use of modern equipment and temperature-controlled systems to craft high-quality wines. The hybrid wine style is a mix of both Georgian and European styles.