Georgia is the oldest wine-producing country in the world. Here, the process of making a drink has at least 8 thousand years. The Georgian traditional wine-making process differs from the usual one, because the wine is aged in Kvevri clay jars.
The modern wine culture in Georgia was founded by the famous Georgian politician and cultural figure Alexander Chavchavadze. At his estate in Zegaani in the early 19th century, he combined the ancient Georgian culture and new European experience in wine production. Today, the country has created and actively operates many wine companies and Chateaux that offer more than 100 types of wine on the local market and import, and offer tours and tastings on the spot.