To properly tell the story of the orange wine phenomenon one must begin in the country of Georgia. While discussions of orange wines famously focus on Italian wine makers primarily Gravner and Bea and their influence on wine making in both their own and other countries, their orange wine-making techniques actually originate in their discovery of Georgian wine making tradition.Archaeological evidence currently points to the longest known history of wine making resting in the area now known as Georgia, with clay wine making vessels, there called kvevri, dotting the countryside, many still containing seeds of ancient grapes.

via Understanding Orange Wines 2: Georgian Amber Wines; Pheasant’s Tears Rkatsiteli, Vinoterra Kisi | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews.

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