World’s oldest winery ‚uncorked‘

12.01.2011                     7.Shevat, 5771


World's oldest winery 'uncorked'

Archaeological dig uncovers 6,000 year old wine making operation hidden amongst dozens of ancient graves deep in the Armenian mountains.

The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia.
A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by an international team of researchers.
While older evidence of wine drinking has been found, this is the earliest example of complete wine production, according to Gregory Areshian of the University of California, Los Angeles, co-director of the excavation….