Tbilisi Wine Museum

Tbilisi Wine Museum offers an exceptional opportunity to delve into the rich history of Georgian winemaking, which dates back over 8,000 years. Located in the lower ground floor of Tbilisi's historical museum and “Mantashevi's row,” this unique museum showcases the remarkable artifacts discovered during archaeological excavations that reveal the ancient traditions and techniques of Georgian wine production.

As you wander through the museum, you'll be greeted by a variety of archaeological and ethnographic items, including bowls, wine dishes, ritual dishes, Qvevri, Tamada, wine, grape pips, and more. The Qvevri, Georgia's most famous winemaking vessel, takes center stage in the museum, highlighting its enduring role in traditional Georgian winemaking.

In 2015, a joint project between the Georgian National Museum and the University of Toronto unearthed ancient clay vessels at an archaeological site in southeastern Georgia. The residue found within these vessels—dating back to 6000 BCE—confirmed Georgia as the birthplace of grape winemaking. Georgian winemaking practices emerged 3,000 years before the invention of writing and 5,000 years before the start of the Iron Age.

The Tbilisi Wine Museum is housed in a 17th-century building that has been designated as a historical monument. Once known as "Karvasla," this underground city remains remarkably well-preserved. The museum's halls are situated below the level of the Mtkvari River, providing a unique setting for visitors to explore the fascinating world of Georgian wine.

Embark on a captivating journey through the history of Georgian winemaking at the Tbilisi Wine Museum. As you immerse yourself in the museum's displays, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the ancient art of winemaking and the cultural significance of Georgia's wine heritage.

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