ABOUT GWA


History

The growing strength and diversity of the Georgian wine industry brought the producers together in 2010 to establish the Georgian Wine Association (GWA) as a forum for mutual support, development and the exchange of ideas.

GWA is the voice of the Georgian wine sector on national and international markets, working to increase public awareness and appreciation of Georgian wine and to promote and market Georgian wine internationally.

GWA seeks to nurture local wine traditions and wine making methods, the planting and vinification of endemic varietals, support for scientific research and education in viticulture and wine making, and the development of the wine tourism sector in Georgia.
GWA is a non-profit organization that acts on behalf of the industry in a number of areas.
GWA counts 30 member wineries and welcomes all other organizations or individuals who are interested to foster the goals of the Georgian Wine Association.

Achievements

Oldest Wine – Guinness World Records

Chemical evidence of wine, dating back to 6000–5800 BC (the early Neolithic period), was obtained from residues of ancient pottery excavated in the archeological sites of Gadachrili Gora and Shulaveris Gora, about 50 km south of Tbilisi in Georgia. The residues were identified as wine since they contained tartaric acid, which only occurs in larg...


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World’s Oldest Wine

Since 2014, with the initiative of Georgian Wine Association and support of Georgian government, National Wine Agency of Georgia guided the international multidisciplinary Research Project for the Study of Georgian Grapes and Wine Culture. The results of the 3-year research  (2014-2017) works and scientists from 7...


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Georgia Cradle of Wine

In 2017,  Georgia was chosen to be the First Guest wine region by Bordeaux’s Cité du Vin to open the series of exhibitions of wine-making and viticulture. From 31 July to 5 November 2017, La Cité du Vin presented it\'s very first ‘Guest Wine Region’ temporary exhibition, visitor...


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Qvevri wine making method in UNESCO

As the result of the International Qvevri Wine Symposium, organized by the Georgian Wine Association, held in 2011 and 2013, Georgian Qvevri winemaking method was recognized and listed in Intangible Cultural Heritage Monuments by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO). <a hre...


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