• NAME OF RESEARCH

    Georgia's Wine Sector - Wine is Bottled Poetry

  • NAME OF AUTHOR

    Bank of Georgia Research

  • CATEGORY

    Agriculture

  • YEAR

    2014-04-16

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Georgia has a rich, 8,000-year history of wine-making and is home to over 500 unique grape varieties. Currently, 40 indigenous types are used commercially and the most popular of them – Saperavi (red) and Rkatsiteli (white) – produce some of the country’s most recognized and sought-after wines, like Kindzmarauli, Mukuzani, and Tsinandali. In the recent past, Georgian wine production was directed mainly at Russian-speaking markets. This led semi-sweet wines, which are not widely consumed in Georgia, to account for about half of Georgian wine exports.

This report identifies potential of wine sector in Georgia.