Georgia as a country of remarkable history cannot exist without an ancient cult of vine, which has identified its unique culture and traditions. Ancient Georgians called vine as a tree of life and without a doubt, it is not only wine producing material, but a life guide for Georgians. Vine as a part of everyday life has influenced mythology, folklore, architecture and art of the country.
Recent archaeological excavations have proved that Georgians were the first to start cultivating of vine. Furthermore, the most ancient vine seeds dating back to the VI century BC were found in Georgia. Many linguists think that a word “wine” has Georgian origin.
Georgian culture cannot exist without vine, for Georgians vine is the beginning of life and life of vine starts from Georgia.