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1st Annual Saperavi Festival

May 04th, 2022

1st Annual Saperavi Festival


We are honored to be hosting the 1st Annual Saperavi Festival on Saturday, May 14th from 2 PM to 5 PM!

Saperavi Festival attendees will have the opportunity to taste a wide variety of wines crafted from Saperavi and Rkatsiteli grape varieties native to the country of Georgia. These tastes will be paired with Georgian food specialties like Khachapuri, Lobiani, Khinkali, Pkhali and the special dish, duck kalia. Cooking demonstrations will be presented throughout the afternoon.

The experience will include:

Walkaround tasting of Saperavi & Rkatsiteli wines from the country of Georgia, the Finger Lakes region and other producers from New York, Massachusetts & Oregon.

Authentic Georgian cuisine created by Chama Mama restaurant from New York City (food included in ticket price)

Cooking demonstrations

Saperavi festival swag


The 1st annual Saperavi Festival is organized by Saperica Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, featuring Chama Mama restaurant from NYC and hosted by Dr. Konstantin Frank winery. Saperica's mission is to promote Saperavi and other Georgian grape varieties along with Georgian gastronomy and culture in the Finger Lakes, NY and around the U.S., by organizing and facilitating educational seminars and exchange programs between the regions, for wine and culinary professionals and enthusiasts. A portion of the ticket proceeds will help to fund Saperica programs.

Washington Post: One of the world’s oldest wine grapes is poised to take off in America


There’s a red grape you may be hearing more about in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic in coming years. It’s not new — in fact, it’s one of the oldest wine grapes in the world. It’s saperavi, native to Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains, where archaeologists have unearthed evidence of winemaking dating back 8,000 years. Yet while it is one of the world’s most ancient grapes, saperavi’s story, including how it came to America, reverberates through today’s headlines.




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