ANIMATION FILM ABOUT MAKING QVEVRI WINE
BY MAKO QAVTARADZE FOR NOKAMI'S BLOG

GEORGIA

BIRTHPLACE OF WINE

SITUATED AT THE STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT CROSSROADS WHERE EUROPE MEETS ASIA, GEORGIA HAS A UNIQUE AND ANCIENT CULTURAL HERITAGE, AND IS FAMED FOR ITS TRADITIONS OF HOSPITALITY AND CUISINE.

GEORGIA HAS VERY OLD AND RICH CULTURE, COUNTRY HAS ITS OWN, UNIQUE ALPHABET AND LANGUAGE, SPOKEN ONLY IN GEORGIA.

 

GEORGIA IS KNOWN TO BE THE OLDEST WINE REGION IN THE WORLD. ​GRAPE VARIETIES FROM GEORGIA ENJOY AN EXCELLENT REPUTATION. THE LARGEST WINE-GROWING AREAS ARE IN THE EAST OF THE COUNTRY, IN KAKHETI. THE FERTILE VALLEYS OF THE SOUTH CAUCASUS, ARE BELIEVED BY MANY ARCHAEOLOGISTS TO BE THE SOURCE OF THE WORLD'S FIRST CULTIVATED GRAPEVINES AND NEOLITHIC WINE PRODUCTION, OVER 8,000 YEARS AGO. AND EVEN THIS VERY DAY WINE TRADITIONALLY IS CULTIVATED IN AMPHORAE (QVEVRI).