The ancient technique of making wine in buried qvevri (egg-shaped earthenware vessels) dates to the 6th century B.C., Georgia (UNESCO)
The Grand Tasting offers opportunities to meet winemakers from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Caucasus and to sample products from their vineyards.
Spend the late afternoon exploring wines with origins dating back to ancient civilizations including Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Turkey. Learn from experts about how these wines are made from grape to glass, discuss their unique qualities and get advice about optimal food pairings.
Participating wineries (to date)
||Yacoubian-Hobbs Wines, Karas Wines, Trinity Canyon Vineyards, Keush Wines
||Bagrationi, Pheasant’s Tears, Schuchmann Winery
||Chateau Musar, Chateau Kefraya, Chateau Ksara, Massaya, IXSIR
||Kayra Winery, Kavaklidere Winery, Urla Vines, Corvus Wines, Suvla Wines
NOTE: Part of a 2-day exploration of the origins of wine civilizations. Programming specifics are subject to change
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)