Amphoras (Georgian Quevris)

These originate from Georgia, where even today, dry wines are produced in amphorae. Our range is 250 to 350 liters. The thick-walled clay vessels are built in Georgian by a handful of specialized craftsmen in the style of a building ceramics, the clay being applied layer by layer in the form of a ring and simultaneously being smoothed by hand. After air drying, they remain at the place of production (hut) and are burnt in place. Finally, the inside is allowed with beeswax. Such vessels are built up to a volume of 2000 liters or more. The oldest evidence of Quevris comes from the Neolithic, 8.000 years ago.