Georgian grapes (Saperavi) in my parents' backyard in Hendersonville, Tn, U.S.A.
According to Dr. McGovern's (University of Pennsylvania Museum) research in 2006, origin of wine was narrowed to a region in now- days Georgia. Records include ceramic jars (with traces of tartaric acid) from Neolithic sites in Shulaveri, now-days Georgia from about 8000 BC.
Without farther boring you with more facts, I would like to ask you watch these two You-Tube videos (they are short and enjoyable).
my son, continuing the ancient tradition, in Hendersonville, Tn (2010)
My own fondest childhood memories are visiting my Grandparents in their village in Imereti, Georgia and helping them stomp grapes in satsnaxeli with my bare feet. They'd even let me taste machari - which is grape juice before it turns into wine.