Georgian traditional wine; wine as it is meant to be
For people in Georgia, wine is the 'blood of the earth' and a gift from God. For six months, the vine flourishes above the ground, then the harvest is crushed and returned to the earth. This is through fermentation and maturation in large clay vessels, called kvevri in the Georgian language. This one year cycle shows respect for the earth and produces the most wonderful wines.
Georgia has more than 500 unique grape varieties found nowhere else in the world. Combined with natural farming practices and production in kvevri, traditional Georgian wines have been the drink of royalty for thousands of years. These are the wines that Homer wrote about, the wine that Cleopatra drank. It is wine as it is meant to be.