Qvevri Wine – born before Christ Georgia is considered by many to be the birthplace of wine, and its history can be traced back over 8000 years when the people of the South Caucasus discovered that if wild grape juice was buried in a pit over winter, it turned into wine. This led to Georgians cultivating grapes and burying clay vessels, or Qvevri, to create wine – sometimes for as long as 50 years for a true vintage. Archaeologists have found these Qvevri in a huge variety of different shapes, sizes and styles, often with a highly skilled level of craftsmanship, highlighting how much wine was revered by ancient Georgians. Qvevris are not just a piece of Georgian wine history, they are still used in Georgian wine production today and this process has been given heritage protection status by UNESCO. Wine – the Eternal Drink of Humanity. The Drink which has a millennia long history on nearly every continent. From the Ancient Egyptians to the Medieval Europeans, From Gilgamesh to Christ, this Mystical Liquid has a significance in nearly every Culture and Religion. And the roots of this mystical drink can be found in the winemaking tradition of Georgia, the place where the oldest wine in the world, dating 8000 years, was found. And this style of winemaking that was born before Christ, still lives on and surprises the world, till this day. The unique difference in the style of winemaking that Georgians use, is the clay vessel in which the wine is made – called “Qvevri”. The locals believe that wine is simply more than a drink, it is a gift of God and the tradition which they use to make the wine, is their main pride. And to see this tradition in action and taste this gift of god, visit Georgia – the cradle of wine.