Saperavi is the most widespread Georgian red grape variety, which can be found in every vineyard of the Kakheti winemaking region as well as in almost all other regions of Georgia. Saperavi grapes can also be found abroad. Some scientists(e.g. D. Tabidze) believe that western Georgia was birthplace of Saperavi and that it spread from there to Kartli and Kakheti via southern Georgia. Saperavi grapes ripen during the second half of September, but are not harvested until the second half of October. High-quality red dry wines with great potential for ageing are produced from Saperavi grapes. Saperavi grapes are also used in the productions of sweet, semi-sweet, and rose wines. Some of the best wine is produced from Saperavi grapes picked in Mukuzani-Akhasheni, Khashmi, Kindzmarauli, Napareuli, Kvareli and Kondoli.