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The Past

The history of making wine in Persia dates back almost 7000 years.


The history of wine starts in Persia some 7000 years ago. Read more on the history of wine in Iran on www.persianwine.comAccording to an ancient Persian legend, the history of wine began with a beautiful princess who lost favor with the mythological King Jamshid.

Overwhelmed with pain and sorrow the princess tried to poison herself by drinking juice from a jar filled with spoiled grapes. After experiencing the juice’s intoxicating effects she fell asleep.

The next morning the princess awoke and she discovered she no longer felt depressed but rejuvenated instead. She took her discovery to the King who became so enamored with this new “potion” that he accepted her back and she regained the King’s favor.

Thereafter the King shared this wonderful finding with his entire court and decreed that all grapes grown in Persepolis would be devoted to wine making.

 

Much later in our history the city of Shiraz (near Persepolis) became an important wine-producing center in Persia.

 

According to a Persian legend, the history of wine began with a beautiful princess and King Jamshid.

A woman having wine in solitude. A wall painting from Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, 17th century

History of wine started in Iran