At the event held in the Italian Piedmont region, famous for winemaking, the honorable certificate of the “country of the world’s most beautiful and important viticulture landscapes” was awarded to Georgia.
The solemn event was held in the historic castle “Grinzane Cavoir” and was attended by Italian Piemonte Region Administration, scientific community and media, as well as local vendors and winemakers. From Georgian side, representatives of the National Wine Agency and Director General of Wine Company “Winery Khareba” Giorgi Ezurgbaia took part in the meeting.
The meeting was attended by the Mayor of the city Alba, Mauritius Marelo, who awarded Georgian Delegation with the diplomas.
The awarding was held under the auspices of “UNESCO Treasures”. In the past years, similar awards have been gone to such famous winemaking regions, as Tokay (Hungary), Mendoza (Argentina) and the Burgundy (France).
The organizer of the event was Piemonte Vinegar Society “Enoteca Regionale Cavoir” and its president, Senator Tomazo Dzanolet.
Georgian landscape of winemaking, important steps of wine and viticulture history, genetic material of Georgian vine Georgian traditional method of Qvevri winemaking and Georgian wine and vine culture in general was introduced to the guests by Dr. Jovani Tezio, Professor Osvaldo Faila (Milan University) and Dr. Donato Lanati.
Participants of the meeting were able to taste Georgian wines, presented by “Winemaking Khareba” – Saperavi, Otskhanuri Sapere and Kakhetian Green made by traditional Qvevri technology. Italian nursery “Raushedo” presented European style experimental wines – Rkatsiteli, Kakhetian Green , Saperavi and Aleksandrouli.