wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Kvevri

Name (also Kwewri, Quevri) for a bulbous wine vessel made of clay with a volume of up to 3,000 litres, which has been used for thousands of years in the Kakheti region of Georgia for a special form of vinification, the Kakheti process. The shape is very similar to the ancient amphorae. Such vessels are still in use today for the production of mostly very rustic wines, for example for the Orange Wine that has become fashionable. The shape, which tapers towards the bottom, makes it easier to bury them in sand or earth, where they remain during ageing. Very similar vessels are dolium (Roman), pithos (Greek), talha (Portuguese) and tinaja (Spanish). See also under wine vessels.

Voices of our members

Hans-Georg Schwarz

As honorary chairman of the Domäne Wachau, it is the easiest and quickest way for me to access the wein.plus encyclopaedia when I have questions. The certainty of receiving well-founded and up-to-date information here makes it an indispensable guide.

Hans-Georg Schwarz
Ehrenobmann der Domäne Wachau (Wachau)

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

25,937 Keywords · 46,877 Synonyms · 5,325 Translations · 31,272 Pronunciations · 181,234 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon

EVENTS NEAR YOU