Wine Presses – Archeologists in Iraq Discover Wine Presses as Old As 2,700 Years 


Archeologists found the oldest wine press in Middle East. It is believed that the stone structure, which was discovered in Iraq by Italian archeologists, is 2,700 years old.

It would be the second oldest place in the world. 

Researchers say it’s also one of the largest they have found, with 14 basins carved into the stone of a mountain in a village called Khanas, once known as north Mesopotamia. 

Many of these wineries are being discovered by archeologists. Earlier this year, a 1,500-year-old wine factory was uncovered in Israel, measuring the size of a football field.

Wine is an undiscovered treasure. 

While researchers haven’t found a bottle of extreme vintage, some of them are hoping to find enough clues in these sites to replicate the wine once produced in them. 

In the meantime, they’re pushing for a UNESCO world heritage designation for the site in Iraq, giving wine aficionados another stop to make on their next wine tour.