About Celebrations – Georgian Wine Day

October 4 was Georgian Wine Day. This new celebration was marked by an event held at the Alaverdi Monastery Complex (Georgian: ალავერდის მონასტერი) in Kakheti region, in eastern Georgia.

Georgian Wine Day - October 4

Georgian Wine Day – October 4

Many archaeologists believe Georgia to be the source of the world’s first cultivated grapevines and wine production over 8,000 years ago.

Display of grape varieties at the Georgian Wine Day

Display of grape varieties at the Georgian Wine Day

Alaverdi Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery located near Telavi in the Alazani-River valley in Kakheti region. Founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli, the monastery dates to the 6th century but the present day cathedral replaces a smaller church and was built in the 11th century by Kvirike III of Kakheti.

Celebrating Georgian Wine Day at Alaverdi Cathedral

Celebrating Georgian Wine Day at Alaverdi Cathedral

Celebrating Georgian Wine Day at Alaverdi Cathedral

Celebrating Georgian Wine Day at Alaverdi Cathedral

Georgian Wine Day

Georgian Wine Day

Georgian Wine Day will be celebrated annually on October 4.

Georgian Wine Day celebration

Georgian Wine Day celebration

Photos courtesy of the Prime Minister’s Administration.

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