Georgian grapes varieties

Today, approximately 530 different varieties of grape are approved in nine regions for winemaking in Georgia. Over 425 of them are still preserved, and the rest are being sought after.  Some of the varieties are widespread; however, the majority is very rarely grown, mostly in vine collections or in experimental vineyards. In recent years, vine-growers and winemakers have been very actively involved in the cultivation and industrial processing of the ancient and rare varieties of vine and wine.