Wild ancestors of modern European grapevine types are endemic from Spain throughout the Mediterranean, Southern Transcaucasia and parts of Central Asia.
Evidence of wine making is known from archaeological findings from 7,000 years ago found in present-day Georgia.
Grape skins are efficient remedies for cardiovascular problems and beneficial against certain cancer types and aging. You might wish to check out the sister image of this painting too.
Original painting has been sold to a private collector.