Georgia is one of the main regions specializing in viniculture. The unique geographical location of the country and its excellent soil and climatic conditions create ideal environment for the development of viniculture to receive high quality wines unique by its original flavor and taste. Today, more than 500 different types of grapes are preserved in Georgia; the existing ancient winemaking technology, which is distinctive from the modern winemaking, is becoming a prevalent focus of study amongst the leading winemakers.
The history of the viticulture and dissemination of grapevine in Georgia dates back 8500 BC. Georgia grows close to 500 different varieties of grapes; one of the oldest grape varieties, which is still preserved to this day in Georgia called Saperavi. The wine from Saperavi, is one of the most popular grapes, distinguished by its unique bouquet of flavours.