The 2nd International Qvevri Wine Competition was held in Georgia, on May 3 and 4 2018, organized by the Georgian Wine Association, supported by the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia and National Wine Agency. 200 samples of 70 wine companies were examined and evaluated by national and international judges.
The main purpose of the competition was to introduce the best Qvevri Wine to the world, to encourage the production and consumption of Qvevri Wine, to increase awareness of Qvevri wines produced in different countries.
The competition was open exclusively to Qvevri wine producers from all countries and wine regions in the world.
The 1st International Qvevri Wine Competition was successfully launched in September 2017 during the 4th International Qvevri Wine Symposium in Georgia. In 2017, 150 samples of Qvevri wine were presented.
After the First Symposium, in 2013 Georgian Qvevri winemaking method was recognized and listed in Intangible Cultural Heritage Monuments by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In 2017 the world scientific community recognized that the oldest wine remains were discovered on the territory of Georgia, from where it spread around the world with profound consequences for agriculture, human culture, biology, medicine, and ultimately civilization.
Competition is supported by: The Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia and National Wine Agency.