Wine plays a vital role in everyday life and in the celebration of secular and religious events. Wine making with Qvevri is practiced in village communities throughout Georgia, where unique varieties of grapes are grown. Qvevri is an egg-shaped earthenware vessel used for making, ageing and storing the wine. The process involves pressing the grapes, pouring the juice, grape skins, stalks and pips into the Qvevri, which is sealed and buried in the ground. The fermentation process might last for five to six months before the wine is ready.