Formerly a member of the Soviet Union, Georgia has a long history of winemaking. In fact, many people believe that the word "wine" is of Georgian origin. Ancient wine vessels dating back to 5000 B.C., recently unearthed by scientists, offer evidence to support this theory.
Georgia's moderate climate and moist air, influenced by the Black Sea, provide the best conditions for vine culturing. This small country is home to over 500 varieties of wine, which have been enjoyed by Georgians, Russians and many Europeans.
In 1997 Select Wines became one of the first US companies to market wines from the Republic of Georgia. Today we are proud to bring these distinctive wines to your table. May 26 is Independence Day for the Republic of Georgia. Cheers!