Georgia as a Homeland of Winemaking
The Georgian wine history, according to some archaeologists, is about 8000 years old and the traditional way of winemaking called “kvervi” is even added by UNESCO in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. Nowadays, numerous wineries and vineyards in Georgia are available in Georgia. For the Georgians, wine is not just a drink. It is a great part of Georgian culture, national identity and heritage. So it is impossible to fully experience Georgian culture without tasting traditional Georgian wine. Here is a helpful guide on how to find the best wines in Georgia in the top wineries and the best vineyards in Georgia.
Georgian Wineries Worth Visiting
Overall, there are 6 regions in Georgia famous for wine production: Kakheti, Imereti, Kartli, Racha, Maskheti and the Black Sea Coastal Zone. Kakheti and Kartli are are easily accessible being located in close proximity to Tbilisi. Around 70% of wine in Georgia is produced in Kakheti region. The best wineries that provide wine tours and tastings in this region are:
1. Shumi Winery – This winery offers generous wine tasting and free tours, including 4 wines and a chacha. It’s a wonderful vineyard with a very informative and interesting museum.