Food - Drink
The World's Oldest Winery Is Located Inside A Cave
When you think of a winery, you probably imagine a French wine vault or a California grape vineyard, but the world's first wineries were nothing like these modern fixtures. The world’s oldest preserved winery is a cave in Eastern Europe that is over 6,000 years old.
In 2007, archaeologists discovered the underground winery, now known as the Areni-1 complex, near Armenia’s Mount Ararat. The location is a series of long, narrow hallways and open caverns that contain ancient winemaking artifacts, such as fermenting vats and clay vessels.
In the winery, archaeologists even discovered grape seeds from the same variety of grapes that are used in modern Armenian wine. Additionally, a 5,500-year-old leather moccasin was found in Areni-1, and deemed the oldest known leather shoe in the world.