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.
Seeds are rich sources of antioxidant flavonoids; the extracts are used as ingredients in a number of modern pharmaceutical products.
Original painting has been sold to a private collector.