Until recently, evidence of the world’s earliest winemaking was discovered in Iran and dated back 7,000 years. Recently, however, shards of pottery dated back to 8,000 years ago have been found in Tbilisi, Georgia. Chemical analysis of the pottery shards shows traces of the eurasian grapevine along with presence of tartaric, malic, succinic and citric acids which are found in wine.
The pottery and traces of wine were found in the ancient villages of Gadachrili Gora and Shulaveris Gora and discovered as researchers were carrying out digs within these areas. This means that the oldest evidence of winemaking originates from Tbilisi and not from Iran as previously thought.