Tbilisi Wine Museum – Samples of Georgian wine with eight thousand years of cycle are presented in the hall. Namely, artifacts found during archaeological works, which prove oldness and uniqueness old Georgian Qvevri.
Here are demonstrated key archeological and ethnographic items related to Georgian winery: bowls, wine dishes, ritual dishes, Qvevri, Tamada, wine, grape pip, etc.
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Winemaking in Georgia stretches back over 8,000 years of history. According to archaeological evidence, the first Georgian wines were made and stored in earthenware vessels called Qvevri. The Qvevri is Georgia’s most important and best-known winemaking vessel, and it remains the centerpiece of traditional winemaking in Georgia.
Tbilisi Wine Museum – In 2015, scientists studying the history of agriculture uncovered ancient clay vessels dating back 8,000 years at an archeological dig in southeastern Georgia. The Neolithic-era site is a joint project of the Georgian National Museum and the University of Toronto.
Researchers analyzing the residue contained within the vessels—the remains of grapes and grape seeds—dated the material to 6000 BCE. This establishes ancient Georgia as the first known location of grape winemaking.
Georgian winemaking practices existed 3,000 years before the invention of writing and 5,000 years before the start of the Iron Age.