The knowledge and skills of winemaking in Georgia were widely acknowledged in the ancient world. Many outstanding figures of antiquity, such as Appolo of Rhodes, Strabon and Procopius of Caesarea mentioned Caucasus in their works as the land of the first known cultured grape varieties. Also wine and traditional method of winemaking in Qvevri were spread further to Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and the rest of the world. Vessels similar to Qvevri were found in the Roman Empire, where they were called Dolium, in Greece - Pithos and in Spain - Tinaja. Even the modern english name of wine is believed to derive from Georgian "ghvino" ("vin", "wein", "vine", "vino").
This shows how significant these traditions are, even in the modern world, so we have to preserve the art of making Qvevries as part of the traditional Georgian method of winemaking.