One of the oldest wine regions of the world, Georgia is a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia. A former Soviet republic it is home to Caucasus Mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. On the fertile valleys of the South Caucasus, according to historians, the culture of the wine was originated in the Neolithic period. The territory of modern-day Georgia was inhabited by humans since the Paleolithic Era. The proto-Georgian tribes first appear in written history in the 12th century BC.
The earliest evidence of wine to date has been found in Georgia, where 8000-year old wine jars were uncovered. Georgia is an ancient wine-producer, its most famous wine-growing region being Kakheti.
Archaeological finds and references in ancient sources also reveal elements of early political and state formations characterized by advanced metallurgy and goldsmith techniques that date back to the 7th century BC and beyond. In fact, early metallurgy started in Georgia during the 6th millennium BC, The capital, Tbilisi, is known for its diverse architecture and the maze-like, cobblestone streets of its old town. Also famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century. Book a tour in Georgia and discover this ancient and fascinating country.