Wine tour in Georgia
If you decide to visit Georgia, you can already consider it as a good decision. But you can also complete the journey to this ancient, rich with legends and incredible places country with piquancy. As part of this tour we will not only visit the important places of this ancient country, but during the whole journey we will try unique and rare local wines that are not produced anywhere else.
Arrive - city tour in TbilisiUpon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Tbilisi- the colorful and charming capital of Georgia. Followed few hours of rest meet for the city tour. We will visit the old town including the bath house district, Narikala castle walk in the narrow streets of the town to explore the local architecture and soak in the spirit of the town and its people. Lunch will be served in the local restaurant with delightful cuisine. Before or after lunch visit the National museum of History. In the evening enjoy the tasting of natural wines at wine Bar Vino Underground. Dinner with be served in the local restaurant with lovely views of the old town “Kopala”. Overnight in Tbilisi at a boutique hotel Old Tiflisi
Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Chardakhi - KutaisiBreakfast. Depart from Tbilisi for ancient capital – Mtskheta. visit the monastery of Jvari and Svetitskhoveli cathedral. Lunch will be served at a family of vigneron from Kartli province Iago Bitarishvilis. The tour around Marani (cellar) will be followed by tasting of rare Chinuri wine and delicious lunch cooked by the family. Later visit Chateau Mukhrani winery founded by Ivan Mukhranbatoni the heir of Georgian royal family, the tour around the winery will be followed by wine tasting. Continue trip towards west Georgian province Imereti. Along the road visit the studio of Qvevri maker Zaliko Bojadze. Qvevri the gigantic clay vessel buried under the ground has been used in wine making for centuries. We will see how these vessels are created by the hands of true masters. Later visit the cellar of local wine grower Archil Guniava, we will visit the vineyards and cellar of the grower, and enjoy delicious dinner cooked in Imereti style. Later drive to Kutaisi. Overnight in Kutaisi at hotel Bagrati 1003.
Kutaisi - AkhaltsikheAfter we enjoy breakfast, visit the local farmer market in Kutaisi. Later visit Gelati academy beautiful temple from the 12th c. Explore beautiful mosaics and frescoes which decorate the interior walls of the main temple. Later proceed towards Rikoti Pass. Along the road we will visit the local wine grower Gogita Makaridze. Enjoy wine tasting and lunch at this charming place. Later continue trip towards Meskheti region. Along the road visit famous town for the thermal waters Borjomi. In the evening we arrive in Akhaltsikhe. Check in the hotel for some rest. In the evening visit the local wine grower from Meskheti- Giorgi Natenadze. We will taste different wines from endemic local grapes, enjoy dinner with local delicacies. Overnight in Akhaltsikhe at a small, charming hotel Gino
Akhaltsikhe - VardziaBreakfast. Drive towards the central part of the region. Along the road we will see the centuries old terraces that served for agricultural purposes. After short drive arrive in village Saro, where we will visit the ancient Meskhetian houses, wine presses. Later proceed to the local family owned restaurant where we will have delicious meal cooked in local style and we will be tasting grilled trout and filled bread along with other delicacies. Later visit Vardzia Cave town, carved out from the rock in the 12th c. In the evening visit Chachkari historic sight , where we will see the ancient wine presses and 300 years old vine. In the evening check in the hotel Vardzia resort. Enjoy some free time at the hotel. In the evening dinner at a restaurant overnight at Vardzia “Valodia’s Cottages”
Akhaltsikhe - VardziaBreakfast, drive towards Tbilisi. Enjoy the picturesque views of the never ending pastures. After short drive arrive at Paravani lake, we will visit Poka Monastery famous for its artisan cheese and other delicacies. Enjoy light lunch cooked by the nuns. Later continue trip towards Tbilisi, after some time arrive in Tbilisi, check in the hotel, after short rest enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Tbilisi with local cuisine and natural wines. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi - KakhetiBreakfast. Drive towards Kakheti province, east of Georgia is home to some of the most splendid landscapes historic sights and wineries. After short drive through picturesque Gombori mountains we arrive in the center of the region. First sight of the day is Ikalto Monastery, which served as the only wine academy in the region in the middle ages. Enjoy wine tasting in Teleda winery nearby Telavi. Lunch will be served in the charming café “Marleta”. Later proceed towards Alaverdi monastery where we will visit Lekso Tsikhelishvili cellar, enjoy tasting, later continue towards Sighnaghi- the charming 18th century town. Upon arrival check in the hotel. Walk in the narrow streets of the town towards Pheasants Tears wine restaurant. We will enjoy delicious meal cooked in traditional/ fusion style. The meal will be accompanied with wine tasting. Overnight in Sighnaghi. Hotel "Solomon 1805" located in the heart of the city.
Sighnaghi and its surroundingsAfter breakfast optional horse riding tour nearby Sighnaghi. Later visit national museum of history. During the day we will visit the 2 local cellars in the town such as John Okruashvili and Archil Natsvlishvili. Both of the growers produce wine using only traditional Georgian approach fermenting and aging wine in Qvevri. Enjoy lunch at Sagvareulo Marani, lovely place of two brothers, we will enjoy delicious barbeques and Chacha which will be distilled for us. In the evening return to the hotel. Enjoy farewell dinner with polyphonic singing at Pheasant’s Tears Wine restaurant. We will have few hours for rest at the hotel. Depart from Sighnaghi few hours before the flight.
Individual tour by request
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