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Wine Routes of Georgia: Drunk on Beauty

Georgian Wine

Many of you have heard about the fact that Georgia is the cradle of wine, and viticulture originated here about 8,000 years ago. You may examine archaeological findings, wonder how clay vessels qvevri differ from more common barrels, read about how the slopes and microclimate zones affect the taste of …

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Kakheti Prepares For This Year’s Harvest

kakheti harvest

The grape harvesting season starts in Georgia and the country’s famous wine region Kakheti is completely immersed in the grape picking bustle. Today the Rtveli 2015 Coordination Centre for grape vintage opened in Telavi in the heart of Kakheti under the supervision of the Government. The Centre will operate 24/7 …

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Heavy Rains, Hailstorm damages Vineyards in Kakheti

Heavy rain and hailstorm damaged farmlands and houses in some parts of Eastern region of Kakheti last night. Hailstorm and strong wind damaged vineyards in Kvareli, Lagodekhi and Akhmeta districts of Eastern Kakheti region. Grapes and harvests are destroyed in 20 villages. Heavy rain began starting 1o PM. Then the …

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1.3mln GEL Water Supply Project is Being Implemented in Kakheti

1.3 million GEL project will increase the water supply from two hours per day to constant, 24-hour access, in Kakheti region. Currently about 600 families in Signagi – about half of the town’s population – have access to water for two hours per day while 300 families are supplied with …

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7000 Tons of Peaches Harvested in the Region of Kakheti

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, as of July 9, a total of  6000 – 7000 tons of peaches have been already harvested, 700 tons of which will be  exported and the rest will be  sold on the local market. Peach exports are carried out smoothly to the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, …

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Qvevri House to Promote Ancient Georgian Wine Making Custom

A new multi-million GEL facility is being built in Georgia’s Kakheti region to restore the country’s ancient winemaking tradition and develop the region’s historic, cultural, educational, recreational and touristic potential. The main purpose of the SP is popularization of one of the old Georgian tradition of wine making in Qvevri …

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Kakheti: Georgia’s cradle of wine – Euronews


Kakheti is Georgia’s main wine-producing region in the country’s east. Wine grapes have been cultivated in these lands for 8,000 years, which, archaeologists say, makes Kakheti the cradle of wine. A total of 104 endemic varieties of grapes grow at the Alaverdi Monastery of Saint George, which traces its history …

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