Daejeon International Wine EXPO 2024
Oct. 27th(Sun)- Nov. 3rd(Sun)
Daejeon Convention Center Ⅰ-Ⅱ
Outdoor Wine Culture Festival
Nov. 1st(Fri)- Nov. 3rd(Sun)
Wine Trade Show
Nov. 1(Fri)- Nov. 3rd(Sun)

Guest Country Introduction

Georgia, the home of wine

Wine culture in Georgia, with its many centuries of history, seems to be the most ancient in Europe and has almost 8,000 years of uninterrupted wine making history, which is evidenced by numerous archaeological discoveries. Many archaeological researches have put the region to the focus of attention of the world’s scientific community. Highlights include discoveries made in southeastern Georgia such as the oldest traces of winemaking. These discoveries have given Georgian scholars the possibility to work with international institutions and become respected members of the wider scientific community.

The contemporary scientific community has become increasingly convinced that Georgia is the “Homeland of wine”. The global scientific community recognizes that the oldest indications of winemaking were discovered clearly on what is now the territory of Georgia, from where the practices spread throughout the world. Large jars, known as Qvevri, similar to the Neolithic vessels, are still used to make wine in Georgia today.

Georgia Wine

8000 Vintages

Georgia, 8000 Vintage

"Georgia is the only country in the world, where winemaking methods that were developed up to 8000 years ago have not only never been abandoned, but remain in many ways best practice.”
Andrew Jeffords.

Georgia- Homeland of wine; Qvevri Wine-making method on UNESCO Cultural Heritage List;

As a proof of its cultural significance, and in accordance with principles of Convention on Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, the ancient Georgian tradition of making wine in Qvevri has been assigned the status of National Monument of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Qvevri was the first vessel ever to be used in winemaking, with archaeological finds dating back 8000 years.


the first nonfood product in Georgia with the status of a protected geographical indication (PGI).

Georgia - More than 500 indigenous grape varieties

As the birthplace of winemaking, the country of Georgia is home to more than 500 varieties of indigenous grapes—roughly, one-sixth of the world is total grape varieties. Georgia’s vineyards include endangered vines found nowhere else on earth. Today, some vineyards feature living vine libraries, where visitors can sample rare grapes.

Today, the total area of vineyards in Georgia is around 55 thousand hectares, with 76,7% located in Kakheti, 14,6% in Imereti, 4% in Kartli, and 1,7% in Racha-Lechkhumi. The other viticulture regions, Adjara, Meskheti, Guria, Samegrelo, Bolnisi, and Abkhazia, account for 3% of the total number of vineyards.

Georgia produced 192,750,000 liters of wine in 2022. Kakheti Region accounts for 95% of total production. Rkatsiteli variety accounts for 54% of the overall production, Saperavi 35%, and the other 11% is distributed among various grape varieties.