A daily morning UK English language broadsheet newspaperThe Telegraph recognized Georgia among “10 extraordinary destinations you have never heard of”- Georgia is the fifth in this list.
The article’s author describes winegrowering in Kakhet and Upliscikhe rock city in Shida Kartli.
“You might not have heard of Kakheti but you’re almost guaranteed to have enjoyed its most famous invention: wine. The Georgians have been making wine for 8,000 years and there’s recently been a revived interest in traditional wine-making techniques, with some of the country’s best wines now appearing on the wine lists at The Fat Duck, Hibiscus and Nobu.
Highlights of Kakheti include the 3,000 year old Uplistiske Rock City with its industrial-scale wine presses; the Ikalto Monastery where Orthodox priests kept meticulous viticulture records; fortified sacramental wine cellars larger than the churches they supplied; and the vineyards and wine cellars of Lagvinari, Georgia’s premier wine producer,” – The Telegraph article says.