While I was in Georgia, we had the opportunity to visit a wine factory in Gurjaani. In the video above, you will see a worker uncovering the qvevri. The qvevri is an earthern ware vessel used for making, aging and storing wine. The wine making process involves pressing the grapes and then pouring the juice and grape skins into the qvevri. The qvevri is then sealed and buried in the ground allowing the wine to ferment for five to six months. Most homes in Gurjanni have a wine cellar and wine making is a tradition that has been handed down for centuries.
In the video below, you will see the qvevri being opened. After the qvevri was opened, I was able to taste the wine. It was an incredible experience.