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Georgia’s Wine and History in Focus at Svaneti Museum

Svaneti region invites visitors to learn about the country’s multicultural history and ancient wine culture.

The Svaneti Museum in Georgia’s north-west alpine town Mestia will host two educational programsMulticultural Georgia and Wine and Vines in Georgia from September 1-3 for Georgian youth.

The lectures will be held at the Museum’s newly-opened Educational Center. That space of the Museum aimed to promote Georgian culture, heritage, art and science to local and international visitors.

The lecture Multicultural Georgia will be presented in the form of a photo exhibition that portrays the diverse ethnic groups living in Georgia. Lectures will also provide a theoretical background, allowing students to learn about the settlement history of the ethnic groups in Georgia and their culture.

Georgia is known as one of the most notorious wine countries. This is significantly proven by the archaeological artifacts, ornamental works of art, documents reported by historians and travelers and ancient traditions and customs.

Using this vast amount of resources, the Wine and Vines in Georgia program is designed to introduce students to the rich Georgian traditions of wine. This lecture will focus on:

  • The term “wine” and its production history;
  • The symbols of vine in Christian religion and its role in Christian art;
  • Vine cultivation and care;
  • Characteristics of vines from Georgia’s different regions;
  • Wine pressing and tools that are used during the wine-making process and
  • Wine vessels and their manufacturing tools.

A variety of audio-visual material will be presented along with the theoretical background on Georgian wine making.

At the end of both lectures entertaining workshops and activities are planned for the children. Both programs run for 90 minutes and are designed for children aged 6-15 years.