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Why Georgian Wines Are Among The Most Unique On The Planet

December 08, 2018

When archaeologists last year found traces of winemaking on 8,000-year-old pottery shards in Georgia, the tiny former Soviet republic claimed the crown as the world’s oldest wine producer.

It was an affirmation for many long-standing fans of the country and its winemaking tradition, which is ancient and, at the same time, a grassroots movement. Georgia’s hallmark is white wines that stay in contact with their skins, stalks and pips for months and further ferment in huge clay amphorae (qvevri) buried in the ground. It’s a trend that’s caught on elsewhere in the world, but its deep roots lie in Georgian culture.

Vintage 8,000: Georgian Winemakers Carry On An Ancient Tradition

May 17, 2018

Pheasant's Tears chef Gia Rokashvili and owner John Wurdeman tell JD Homestead Magazine about the ancient traditions and modern sensibilities that go into making their food and wine.

Unearthing Georgia's wine heritage By Ivan Watson, CNN

December 13, 2017

Ivan Watson recently spent the day with us at Pheasant's Tears learning about qvevri made wines and Georgian traditions as part of CNN's i-list coverage of Georgia. There's an article on Georgian wine traditions that features Pheasant's Tears, one on culinary heritage featuring photos of a Pheasant's Tears feast, as well as several video spots, including Enjoy a Glass of Georgian Wine where we show Ivan Watson the tradition of qvevri wine making and open a qvevri to try wine directly from the earth.

The American with the other Georgia on his mind

December 13, 2017

Ivan Watson recently spent the day with us at Pheasant's Tears learning about qvevri made wines and Georgian traditions as part of CNN's i-list coverage of Georgia. There's an article on Georgian wine traditions that features Pheasant's Tears, one on culinary heritage featuring photos of a Pheasant's Tears feast, as well as several video spots, including Enjoy a Glass of Georgian Wine where we show Ivan Watson the tradition of qvevri wine making and open a qvevri to try wine directly from the earth.

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