Do you know that in the western part of Georgia, near the city of Kutaisi is located Khomli Mountain. According to the old historical sources, Khomli is considered as a mystical place, where Greek legendary heroes Argonauts and Heracles were travelling. Khomli Mountain is the mountain, where Prometheus was chained by Zeus’ order…
Do you know that cultivation of tea started at the beginning of the 19th century. Prince Mamia V Gurieli, last ruler of Guria principality in western Georgia, followed advice of the famous botanists Andre Michaux and his son Francois Andre Michaux, who were the first to bring the tea plant to the United States in 1799 and ordered first samples. These were brought to his botanical garden by the Scottish agronomist and gardener Jacob Montague Marr, together with other exotic plants. Cultivation of this once unknown plant laid the grounds for the development of what in the following decades became one of the biggest agricultural industries in Georgia.
Do you know that grape pips found by Georgian archaeologists among the ruins of the settlement of Dangreuli Gora near Marneuli (a town south of Tbilisi) date back to the 7th millennium BC. Nowadays, you may enjoy any kind of wine in Georgia that cultivates up to 500 indigenous grape varieties and has been making wines for more than 8000 years: traditional and modern, dry and sweet, white or red…
Do you know that Georgian wines managed to win recognition internationally and are associated with a very consistent quality and excellent value for money. Georgian wines have been recognized by international critics and over 2015 have been awarded numerous prizes in prestigious international competitions:
- 9 Georgian wines won top awards at MUNDUS VINI International Wine Award 2017 in Germany: 7 gold and 2 silver medals
- 32 Georgian wines received awards of International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2016 in London, including 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals and 12 bronze medals
- 4 Georgian wines were awarded 2 gold and 2 silver medals at Les Citadelles Du Vin 2015 held in Bordeaux (France)
And many others….