Tour Aroma of Georgian Wine
Wine tour (4 days / 3 nights)
Kakheti, Kartli, Imereti, Racha, Lechkhumi are famous wine producing regions of Georgia. The food, wine and unique traditions of these regions are things which are enjoyed by everyone again and again. In this tour we will visit one of famous wine regions – Kakheti. Traveling with us you'll enjoy superb tasting at famous wineries. You'll discover as the small unknown producers, as well the world famous Georgian Brand Companies. You will meet local winemakers and be invited into their homes. On this vacation you'll enjoy lunches, dinners, informal picnics and large tasting as guests of the estates, the kind of thing that is not possible if you are traveling alone in other wine country, even if you visit the best cellars.
Meeting at the airport. Drive to Kakheti, famous for its ancient winegrowing traditions and hospitality. We’ll visit Wine House Gurjaani, which produces its own vintage wine, decorated with appropriate etiquette and production history. Professional sommelier will lead the wine tasting for us. We attend the brewing of Georgian Vodka ("zavodoba"), which is very interesting process. We will also see how the traditional Georgian bread is baked and Churchkhela is made. Visit the double cupola Church Kvelatsminda (all saints, 8th-9th c.c.). Before visiting the Nekresi and Gremi Monastery Complexes, we’ll drive to a small, beautiful Kakhetian town Kvareli. Tasting of a dry red wine Kindzmarauli. The next place, where we’ll have the wine tasting, is the Twins’ Cellar in Napareuli.
Overnight at the Twins’ guesthouse
Napareuli / Lopota / Telavi
Today we drive to make taste wine and enjoy the one of the most beautiful lakes, called Lopota. Our next host in Kakheti is a wine factory Badagoni, in the village of Khodasheni. Company, previously known as Knight of Winemaking, is a Georgian wine producer. The company was founded in the Kakhetian village of Zemo Khodasheni in 2002. Currently it owns more than 3 km2 of vineyards of selected local grape varieties in the districts of Khvareli, Mukuzani, Akhasheni, Akura and Ojaleshi. Its products include such brands as Tsinandali, Mukuzani, Kindzmarauli, Gurjaani, Saperavi, Akhasheni and more. Next place for our visit is the wine cellar of Alaverdi Monastery. It was built in the 15th century, was a period of political and economic rising of Kakheti Kingdom; Alaverdi Cathedral (11th c.); Ikalto (5th c.) and Shuamta ( 5th-17th c.c.) Monastery Complexes. Wine tasting at the Telavi Wine Cellar, founded in 1915. The Company combines the art of ancient traditions with the modern technologies in Georgian winemaking.
Overnight at the guesthouse in Telavi.
Telavi / Tsinandali / Sighnaghi / Telavi
After sightseeing of Telavi, we will visit the new technological factory Teliani Valley, founded in 1997. It is a successor of the traditional Georgian wine production using the modern technologies and the knowledge of motivated young professionals. Leaving for a beautiful village of Tsinandali. We’ll visit the amazing botanical garden and the Museum of Prince Alexandre Chavchavadze, notable Georgian poet, Tsinandali Wine Factory and the enoteca with the Collection of the oldest wines. Drive to Sighnaghi, famous with its wines and carpets. The way takes us to private cellar of Kakhetian farmer, the travelers’ favorite place. Return to Telavi.
Overnight at the guesthouse in Telavi.
Proceed to Tbilisi - Sightseeing tour
Sameba Cathedral (Trinity of the Second Millennium), Metekhi Church (XIII c.), Old Tbilisi, Sulpher Baths, Narikala Fortress (IV c.), Sioni Cathedral (XIII c.) and Anchiskhati Church.
Free time. You can wander through the streets of Tbilisi, to enjoy the city life, take pictures, spend the evening in a bar or restaurant of your choice. Transfer to the airport and departure.
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