Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method

Qvevri wine-making takes its name from the distinctive egg-shaped earthenware vessel — the Qvevri — in which wine is fermented and stored in villages and towns throughout Georgia. The tradition plays a vital role in everyday life and celebrations, and forms an inseparable part of the cultural identity of Georgian communities, with wine and vines frequently evoked in Georgian oral traditions and songs. Knowledge of this heritage is passed down by families, neighbours and friends, all of whom join in the communal harvesting and wine-making activities.