07 December 2015
  • 562 ნახვა

Focus on Georgian Wines and the Traditional Method of Winemaking

Georgia, a land of 520 grape varieties and an 8000 year history of winemaking, proudly maintains its status as the birthplace of wine. Millenia of viticulture in Georgia and entrenched traditions that have grown up around wine and winemaking have made it inseparable from the country's national identity. Some remarkable facts about Georgian wines - including the fact that many are still made in clay pots called qvevri, buried in the ground as they were in Neolithic times - have begun to spark curiosity amongst destination tourists.

Qvevri

qvevri Many discoveries have left historians in no doubt that Georgia is the birthplace of wine: ancient wine vessels made of clay, bronze and silver; gold cups for drinking wine; wine dated to the 2nd or even 3rd millenium BC; and vine seeds found in ancient tombs from the Bronze Age all leave a continuous trail of the history of Georgian wine. Traditional Georgian wine technology is unique in the world and is probably the most ancient marvel of Georgian culture. The center of Georgian vine growing is the Kakheti region, however wine production is not limited to this region only. The famous semi-sweet wine of Khvanchkara is found up in the beautiful Racha region. Every region of Georgia can surprise you with the different tastes of their wines, their colours and aromas. 1231589_221746431324232_1840280329_n Every Georgian peasant, who follows in this winemaking tradition, saves rare types of native vine as a matter of course and invariably has a special wine cellar for keeping and fermenting wine called a marani. Georgia's traditional method of wine production using underground qvevri for fermentation, has been placed on the UN list of protected, non-material cultural heritage since 2013.

Marani

qvevri Wine tours in Kakheti region are becoming ever more popular, and there are many different wineries you can visit to taste individual and blended varieties of wine.
მსგავსი
11 May 2017

ნავენახევის მღვიმე - 210 მეტრიანი მღვიმე თერჯოლაში

განსხვავებული ფორმის სტალაგმიტებით, სტალაგნატებითა და სტალაქტიტებით გამორჩეული 210 მეტრის სიგრძის ორსართულიანი მღვიმე ჯერ კიდევ უცნობია ბევრისთვის....

05 April 2016

ბირთვისები - აუღებელი ციხე

ბირთვისის ციხის კომპლექსი ქვემო ქართლში, ალგეთის ხეობაში თეთრიწყაროდან ჩრდილო-აღმოსავლეთით  მდებარეობს. ბირთვისი ბუნების  გამორჩეული ძეგლი და საქარ...

08 March 2016

ლაგოდეხი, ნინოსხევის (გურგენიანის) ჩანჩქერი

ჩანჩქერის სანახავად საუკეთესო პერიოდი გვიანი გაზაფხულიდან ზაფხულის ბოლომდეა, მაშინ, როცა ყველაფერი გაფოთლილია და ტემპერატურა საკმარისია იმისათვის, რომ...

06 March 2016

Lake Paliastomi - Kolkheti National Park

Lake Paliastomi  is a small lake near the city of Poti, Georgia, connected to the Black Sea by a narrow channel. Its surface area is 17.3 km² and the ...

20 December 2015

Ski splendidly in Georgia - Hatsvali

Mestia  is a highland townlet  in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1,500 metres (4,921 feet) in the Caucasus Moun...

07 December 2015

Focus on Georgian Wines and the Traditional Method of Winemaking

Georgia, a land of 520 grape varieties and an 8000 year history of winemaking, proudly maintains its status as the birthplace of wine. Millenia of vit...

01 December 2015

Ski splendidly in Georgia - Bakuriani

A two and half hour drive from Georgia's capital will bring you to Bakuriani - the ski and health resort set at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level....

27 November 2015

Ski splendidly in Georgia - Gudauri

A mountain ski resort situated on a south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range - surrounded by some of Europe's most dramatic peaks- ...

25 November 2015

12 Reasons to visit Georgia

You do not need a visa to enter Georgia if you a citizen of the USA, Canada, EU, most other European countries, the UAE, Israel, Japa...

02 November 2015

სოჭის წითელი მინდორი

წითელი მინდვრები არის დაბა, რომელიც   მოქცეულია ქალაქ სოჭის აგლომერაციაში.  "კრასნაია პოლიანა" კავკასიონის დასავლეთ ნაწილში, 600 მეტრ სიმაღლეზეა შენებ...