Georgian Jars Hold 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking Clues

A neolithic jar from Khramis Didi-Gora, Georgia. The country has long prided itself on its winemaking tradition. A new analysis of ancient Georgian jars confirms that tradition goes back 8,000 years.

Scientists have found evidence of ancient winemaking in Georgia, a country which prides itself on its vino. It’s the earliest trace of viniculture using wild grapes similar to those used today.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Georgian National Museum)