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GEORGIA | Kakheti Region
Georgia is located in the Caucasus, along the black sea. It is a country with European vocation and western spirit with great landscape and cultural variety. National parks, nature reserves, coasts, historical monuments, traditional Georgian dances and a great passion for wine is what makes Georgia a rich country with an infinity vitality.
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Georgia has protected its artistic heritage and been able to maintain the vibrancy of its unique traditions. It has conserved a biodiversity greater than that of some continents, and has a magnetism which draws people back to visit over and over again. Although as small as Switzerland, Georgia is big in all aspects; a progressive nation, European in attitude and Western in spirit; a real Caucasian country with the joy of the Mediterranean.
The vast vineyards of the Eastern Region of Kakheti, home to the largest wineries in the nation, are a clear illustration of this passion. In Georgia, there are a considerable number of grape varieties, more than anywhere else in the world. Most of them are used to make high-quality wines as prestigious as Tsinandali, Mukuzani, Theliani or Napareuli, all of which have received gold, silver and bronze medal awards in international competitions.
The care of the grape pickers and the meticulous selection process during the harvest, have led to Georgian wines enjoying worldwide recognition. According to archaeological research, Georgia is at the very cradle of wine culture, as grapes have been cultivated in this area for 7,000 years. It may even be true that the generic word for this most ancient of alcoholic drinks is derived from the Georgian word “gvino” And in some “marani”, or traditional wine cellars, such as this one in the town of Gurjaani, grapes are still pressed by foot in wooden vats to avoid crushing the seeds, which would give the wine a bitter taste.
In Kakheti, almost everything revolves around wine. Proof of this is the XVI century wine cellar in Velistsikhe, in which the traditional “kvevri” are still used: clay barrels buried underground that maintain a constant temperature to ensure optimal fermentation.
These fossilized grapes from the Neolithic Age and the discovery of vessels from the III century B.C., prove that since Prehistory, wine has played a key socioeconomic role in this region.
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053 Gurjaani TV The villages of Gurjaani are emptying
In the last few years, we’ve seen more and more people leaving Kakheti either to go to Tbilisi to seek work, or to go abroad – to Greece, Turkey and Russia. The population is getting older, traditions are being lost and the workforce that Kakheti needs for its economic recovery is disappearing.
Author: Veko Iashvili/ Gurjaani TV / Open Media Hub. This production was supported by OPEN Media Hub with funds provided by the European Union
Produced on: 04/03/2017 Kakheti, Georgia
The villages of Gurjaani are emptying. Where five years ago the streets were full of young people today only the old are left.Tsitso Ghviniashvili, who lives in Gurjaani is one of those who are leaving.
SOT -Tsitso Ghviniashvili,artistI don’t have any choice, I have to leave. What else can I do?I’ve done so much here but nobody values what I do. I had a job but I had to leave it and now the outlook is really bleak.Unlike Tsitso, Marine Zardiashvili is going nowhere. But the problem of migration affects here too -She lives alone in Gurjaani.Her two sons have left to find work in Tbilisi.But Marine is managing to make a living. She received a grant for starting up a small enterprise and now has her own business growing mushrooms.
Marine Zardiashvili -businesswoman It’s not just me who is in this situation.It’s just the same for my neighbours.Over there two houses are locked up and abandoned and that way there are only pensioners. But I’m not going anywhere because I can’t leave this house. And I’m starting a little mushroom business. We’re building a greenhouse here. There are a few things still to do but it will soon be finished.
I won’t to make this work.Kakheti is famous for its viticulture and the skills and traditions needed in the vineyard are passed from generation to generation. Unlike many of his friends, wine maker Vano Kuprashvili has chosen to stay in the village and carry on the traditions inherited from his ancestors.
-Vano Kuprashvili -wine makerI guess life is better for them where they’ve gone and that’s why they’re leaving. Half the vineyards here have been sold.They can’t care for the vines any more and are abandoning them.Stand-up -According to the National Statistics Department, the population of Gurjaani has shrunk by 15,000 people in the last few years. The last census put the population of
the municipality at 55,000.If things don’t change and the migration from Gurjaani continues, that figure could be halved within a few ye
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Georgia's President visits newly-opened hotel in Sighnaghi
Georgia's President visits newly-opened hotel in Sighnaghi
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili visited a newly-opened hotel in Sighnaghi town-museum in Georgia's eastern region Kakheti earlier this afternoon.
The 13-room hotel is owned by Chkonia Holding and can accommodate up to 36 people. There are 20 locals employed at the hotel. A restaurant, conference hall and wine-cellar are functioning in the premises of the hotel.
Saakashvili then toured about the newly-opened school in Gurjaani town and awarded 2 best pupils with portable computers.
EU Reporter visits Tsinandali Festival in Georgia
EU Reporter’s on-the-ground review of the Tsinandali Festival in Georgia, which took place from 8th – 22nd September 2019 at the historical Tsinandali Estate in the country’s Kakheti Region. Founded by Georgia aristocrat, Prince Alexander Chachavadze, dubbed the ‘Father of Georgian Romanticism’, the estate has stood at the heart of Georgian culture for nearly two centuries, being the first place in the country to bottle wine and also home to Georgia’s first ever grand piano. EU Reporter’s Colin Stevens was on the ground for the opening of the festival, managing to speak to a range of figures closely involved in its creation, including Festival Director, David Sakvarelidze and Festival Co-Founder, Yerkin Tatishev, who is also Founding Chairman of Kusto Group.
Churchkhela Store in old Tbilisi
Churchkhela (Georgian: ჩურჩხელა) is a traditional sausage-shaped candy originating from the Caucasus region. It is a very popular food, combining two of Georgia’s favorites – grapes and nuts.
Georgian soldiers relied on churchkhela as a source of shelf-stable nutrition. ( It is packed with protein and sugar). Nowadays, churchkhela are more often served at home with postprandials and coffee, but can be decorating the cheese boards as well.
Made by repeatedly dipping a long string of nuts in concentrated fresh grape juice it is delicious and nutritious and often called the Georgian ‘Snickers’!
ღვინის ფესტიცალი კახეთში / Wine festival in Georgia
სოფლის მეურნეობის სამინისტრო და მედია-ცენტრი ღია აფხაზეთისთვის წარმოგიდგენთ ქართულ-ფრანგულ ღვინის ზეიმს. პროექტი „Kakhety: vine to wine 3 ივნისს ალექსანდრე ჭავჭავაძის სახლ--მუზეუმის ტერიტორიაზე განხორციელდა, სადაც ერთი დღით გაცოცხლდა ისტორია. ქართულ -- ფრანგული საღამომ გააცოცხლა ის სული, რომლითაც თავის დროზე ალექსანდრე ჭავჭავაძის სახლში ტრიალებდა. ორი კულტურის ნაზავით შექმნილი მუსიკა, ღვინო და სამზარეულო თანამედროვე საქართველოში -- ეს იყო პროექტის არსი.
Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia and media center for Open Apkhazia organized wine festival in Kakheti region, in Tsinandali. The place of the event is the museum of Aleksandre Chavchavadze. Specially for this event, guests from Italy and France have come to taste several Georgian and French wine.
Some people make maitenance in their cellar when a telephone rings..
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ახმეტა-თელავი-ბაკურციხის 15,5 კმ-იანი შემოვლითი მაგისტრალის მშენებლობის პროცესში “ჯეი ემ კომპანიმ” მონაწილეობა ხიდების მშენებლობაში მიიღო.
პროექტის ფარგლებში ჩვენმა უაღრესად კვალიფიციურმა ოპერატორებმა სამი 70 ტონიანი მოცულობის, XCMG მობილური ამწით ხიდზე 44 ტონიანი კოჭები განალაგეს.
აღნიშნული პროექტი გააუმჯობესებს ახმეტა-თელავი-ბაკურციხის ადგილობრივი გზის უსაფრთხოებასა და ხარისხს, ამასთანავე დააკავშირებს მას თბილისთან. კახეთში გზების გაუმჯობესება ძალიან მნიშვნელოვან პროცესს წარმოადგენს, ვინაიდან რეგიონში სოფლის-მეურნეობა საკმაოდ განვითარებულია და მას დიდი ტურისტული პოტენციალი გააჩნია.
პროექტი, შიდასახელმწიფოებრივი და ადგილობრივი მნიშვნელობის გზების მესამე პროექტის (SLRPIII) ფარგლებში, მსოფლიო ბანკის დაფინანსებით ხორციელდება და მისი ღირებულება 38 000 000 ლარია. სამუშაოები 2018 წელს დასრულდება.
“Company Black Sea Group” carries out the construction of a 15.5 km bypass section of Akhmeta-Telavi-Bakurtsikhe (Bakurtsikhe-Gurjaani) road. “JM Company” is participating in bridge construction process.
In the scope of the Project, our highly qualified operators installed 44 t. concrete girders on the bridge columns by three 70 t. XCMG mobile cranes.
The project will improve safety and quality of Akhmeta-Telavi-Bakurtsikhe local road connecting with Tbilisi. Improvement of roads in Kakheti region is a very important process, since in this region agriculture is highly developed and it has a great tourist potential.
The project is being carried out with the financial support of the World Bank within the Third Secondary and Local Roads Project and its cost is GEL 38 000 000. Works will be completed in 2018.
Wine Gathering in Kakheti
Eyewitness Studio, Georgia. Farmers of the village of Vazisubani in Kakheti speak about today's hardships of the centuries-old tradition. gogroupmedia.net
Russia's ban on Georgian wine leads to concerns of a wasted harvest
Tbilisi - September 5, 2006
1. Wide shot Tbilisi
2. Mid shot people shovelling grapes
3. Mid shot pan children treading grapes
4. Close up children with feet in rubber boots treading grapes
5. Mid shot people treading down grapes
6. Mid shot tilt Georgian President Michael Saakashvili treading grapes
7. Mid shot Saakashvili drinking wine
8. Wide shot Tbilisi
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Tsinandali, 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Tbilisi - September 15, 2006
9. Wide shot pan Saakashvili meeting with Georgian businessmen
10. SOUNDBITE (Georgian) Michael Saaskashvili, Georgian President:
Economic war has been declared against us aimed at making us weaker in order not to loose a bigger war against us. Today for the first and the last time I want to harass you. I offer that each of your companies buy at least 10 tonnes of grapes in Kakheti. It is up to you whether you give those grapes to your employees or you'll make wine and drink it all.
Tbilisi, October 19, 2006
11. Wide shot man moves boxes with wine at Georgian Wine and Spirits wine storage
12. Close up box with wine (wine called Saperavi)
13. Mid shot man taking bottles of wine from the box and putting them back there
14. Close up old Tbilisi' red and white wine on a shelf
15. SOUNDBITE (Georgian) Levan Koberidze, Head of Georgian wine producers union:
Taking into consideration the fact that 90% of wine produced in Georgia was exported to Russia, the damage is immense. Especially it was a huge financial blow to those companies which were totally oriented to the Russian market.
16. Mid shot man man moves box of wine
Gurjaani, 130 kilometres (80 miles) east from Tbilisi - September 23, 2006
17. Wide shot man carrying basket on his shoulders
18. Mid shot men cutting grapes in Gurjaani
19. Mid shot man cutting grapes, putting them in his basket
20. Close up grapes hanging
21. Mid shot men emptying their baskets in one shared basket
22. SOUNDBITE (Georgian) Amiran Getashvili, Gurjaani resident:
This year things are uncertain, people do not know whether they will sell their grapes, but despite this I think that the vineyards should not been cut off because they are symbol of the Georgian identity. It is impossible for local people not to have vineyards.
23. Close up grapes hanging
24. SOUNDBITE (Georgian) Kakha Sikharulidze, governor of Gurjaani region:
Despite the Russian ban, Georgian peasants are devoted to their vineyards. They do understand perfectly that not only their families are facing these problems, but the whole Georgia is. Some want to make Georgia weaker, but these efforts have united us more.
Gurjaani, Khakheti region
25. Wide shot house
26. Men throwing grapes from the basket into grape grinder
27. Close up grapes
28. Mid shot man grinding grapes
29. Close up grapes smashed
30. Close up grapes waste
31. Close up wine barrels
32. Wide shot people sitting at the table, that is full with wine and food
33. Close up man drinking wine
34. Wide shot people singing at the table
35. Close up wine, cooked chicken at the table
36. Close up wine being poured to the glass
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The trade and diplomatic row between Georgia and Russia continues.
Georgia recently blocked the next round of talks on Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organisation in retaliation for Russia had banning Georgian wine and mineral water from its market.
This has lead to a crisis in the wine industry in Georgia, which is the country's largest export.
Once the grape harvest has been collected, the people of Tbilisi celebrate the country's biggest export with a festival to mark the start of the year's wine production and give celebrate a good harvest.
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