Intangible heritage

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method. ©UNESCO 2013
Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method

Share this content:
Language: Georgian
Related material that you
may also like:
Wine production Opens in new window
Agriculture Opens in new window
Rural population Opens in new window

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.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

Place/region: Georgia, Europe, Asia
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Authors and personalities: Merab Kokochashvili, director.
Production: Georgia. Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection, producer.
Published in:
Rights: Gerogia. Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection

   LICENSING: for inquiries about licensing or requests for CD/DVD copies of this material, please contact the producer or the author directly. You may also wish to consult our FAQs 6 to 9

Request embed code for your website

Find Content
(OPTIONAL) Only in:
Audio recordings
Search by name of country or region