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Georgian Wine Tour And Georgian Cuisine

Georgia
Traditional , Food & wine , Historical Tripadvisor
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9 Days

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Total price: 2410
  • Georgia is First in Making Wine: Grape pips found on Georgian soil are believed to be from the V-­IV millennium BC
  • Georgia is First in Variety of Wine: Georgia has over 500 native grape varieties and 8,000 years of winemaking history
  • Georgia is First in Qvevri Winemaking: Traditional Georgian clay pots, or qvevri, used for fermentation date as far back as the VI-­V millennium BC. UNESCO added this winemaking method to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List
  • Kakheti, Imereti and Racha region wine tours and tastings of different type Georgian cuisine

Georgia wine tours and Georgian cuisine

This tour - Georgia wine tour and Georgian cuisine is for real lovers of Georgian wine and cuisine, you’ll have the opportunity not only taste wines and dishes, but return to history and feel the lifestyle of old Georgia and some traditions, saved almost unchanged through thousands of years.  

We want to introduce Georgian Wine and Georgian 8000 years old winemaking tradition to our guests. More than, we want to introduce the tradition of Georgian “Supra” – dinning tradition, with “Tamada” and unique Georgian dinning folk songs.

You ‘ll discover the history of Georgian Wine in the National Museum and continue with exploring most famous Georgian Wineries and small traditional wine cellars across the whole Georgia. You’ll have the opportunity to compare the wines and the Georgian cuisine in Kakheti, Kartli, Imereti and Racha regions. You can get masterclasses in making of some Georgian most famous dishes, like Khachapuri, Mtsvadi and Khinkali.

After this tour you may feel yourselves a little Georgian.

Day 1
Arrive at Tbilisi

Meeting in airport and transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi

Day 2
Tbilisi sightseeing tour

Tbilisi sightseeing tour – the Old Town and the New City. We begin our tour at the compact area of Old Tbilisi. Starting at the church of Metekhi with stunning view on the old city, walk to the brick domes of sulfur baths and then on to Narikala fortress – overlooking Mtkvari river gorge. We visit salon-shops of ShatoMukhrani and Shuhman’s Wineries in old town. After that we visit the synagogue, and the Sioni and Anchiskhati churches, which mark the end of the Old Town. After we visit the treasury of the National Museum of Georgia, walking along Rustaveli Avenue – the main street in Tbilisi.Before dinner we will enjoy natural wines at “Vino Underground” wine bar where wine-makers will be pleased to introduce their wines & share own stories about wine making (Bio wine). Dinner at the Funicular Restaurant, tastethe best Georgian dishes and wine on the veranda overlooking night Tbilisi.  

Spend the night in Tbilisi.

Day 3
Sighnaghi – Telavi

After breakfastyou will explore centuries-long history of Kakheti wine culture. You will drive to Sighnaghi, a beautiful town founded in the 18th century that overlooks amazing Alazani Valley and spectacular Great Caucasus Mountains. Visiting Bodbe nunnery, where Saint Nino was buried. Wine tasting at wine cellar „LEVAN“, which is family winery and you will explore the soul of Kakhetian families. After we will visit wine cellarof company „Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking“-Velistsikhe Veranda, where you will have degustation of Wine in clay jars, "Kvevri" made through kakhetian traditional technology. After lunch you willenjoy a visit to the Prince Aleksandre Chavchavadze Tsinandali Museum, its amazing garden, and old wine cellar with unique collection of 16,500 bottles of different wines. After amazing wine day we will drive to Telavi city and check in hotel. 

Overnight in Telavi

Day 4
Telavi – Kvareli - Tbilisi

After breakfast we will visit winery Shilda, where you will see beautiful valleys of grapes have wine and Georgian brandy degustation.Premium category excellent Georgian brandy made of highest quality brandy distillates aged exclusively in oak barrels. After enjoy your visit to Nekresi Monastery Complex (4-6th centuries). After we will explore ``Khareba Winery`` is Georgia’s largest wine cellar – 7.7 km of tunnels and galleries that maintain a constant temperature of 12-14 degrees C and 70% relative humidity all year round. It is a perfect storage conditions for wine.Here you will visit a tunnel and have wine degustation. And of course one of our guests beloved place, family winery ``SimonaiZaoti``, where you will be met by Mr. Simon wearing Georgian traditional clothes Chokha, have degustation of Wines, chacha and master classes of making Georgian bread, and Mtsvadi.Here you will feel the real Georgian soul with wine cuisine. 

Drive back to Tbilisi

Day 5
Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Ateni - Kutaisi

After breakfast in the morning we travel to Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia (3000 years old). We will visit the monastery Jvari (4-6 century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) – UNESCO worlds heritage sites.

Today will be visiting Iago’s winery in the central region of Kartli, village Chardakhi, where you will be able to taste this vintner’s superb rare wines (Bio Wine).

Later we continue our wine tour and wine tasting at Chateau Mukhrani, founded in 1878 by the Prince of Mukhrani, heir of the royal family of Georgia. We will visit Ivan Mukhranbatoni’s palace, a forest - park stable and look at the vineyards and visit the ultra-modern winery.

From there we’ll continue our way and visit Chateau Ateni, beautiful wine cellar, where you can taste four kinds of European wines: Atenuri, Tavkveri, Khidistauri and GoruliMtsvane.

In the evening arrive to Kutaisi, dinner in the local restaurant; you’ll discover the hospitality of Imeretiregion and their amazing cuisine. Overnight in Tskaltubo (nearby resort, 15 minutes from the city).

Day 6
Kutaisi

Winemaking tradition has been alive and thriving here since the time of the Colchis and uses its own unique technology for winemaking. Imereti wine is known for wines like Gelati (white), Tsitska (white) and other less known wines. Generally, Imereti wine is not as strong as wines in Kakheti and it is little more acidic, typically for west Georgian wines.

When you are in Kutaisi you have to visit Bagrat Cathedral - this majestic cathedral is towering over Kutaisi and visible from any point of the city. This greatest culture and architecture monument of Georgia, was constructed in the 10 th – 11 th centuries.Gelati Monastery - is a masterpiece of the Golden Age of medieval Georgia, a period of political strengthand economic growth between the 11th and 13th centuries. After we will visit the amazing caves Sataplia. The Sataplia Nature Reserve is a place where you can see very interesting natural sights, walk in nature and enjoy with magnificant views. Also the guests can find footprints of ancient animals – Dinosaurs. This is the place where the footprints of Herbivorous and Raptor dinosaurs of different epochs are found. Sataplia dinosaurs are called “Satapliazaurus” and are different from Europian dinosaurs. And after some sightseeing’s we will return to our wine tastings and visit Baia’s Vineyard, which is oriented to continue a bigfamily tradition of winemaking.You can see here the old wine cellar, full of traditional equipments . You also can see the wine yards grape comes from and of course you will taste 2 different white wine, red wine, traditional Chaca andBrandy. 

Overnight in Kutaisi (or Tskaltubo)

Day 7
Kutaisi – Racha

After breakfast,we drive to visit one of the most beautiful mountainous regions of Georgia - Racha. The region is famous for its semisweet unique appellation wines. First we visit Nikortsminda church (11th century).The Cathedral is on the Tentative List for status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Bugeuli village where we taste famous wine of Racha - Khvanchkara. We’ll visit the Bugeuli Winery and family wine cellar. Afterwards we visit local family in Ambrolauri, where you have master class in Lobiani and Shkmeruli making, have dinner with traditional “Tamada” and folk songs.Only in Racha is grown the grape, from which unmatched wine Khvanchkara is made. Only here you can taste real ``rachvelian LORI``- pork ham and listen Rachvelian Mravalzhamieri.

Overnight in Ambrolauri.

Day 8
Racha -Lechkhumi

Today we will explore very beautiful region of Georgia, sandwiched - this is Lechkhumi region. Rioni valley here turns in narrow gorge with breathtaking views. On the west we will see gorgeous rocks of mystic Khvamlimountain. We will enjoy untouched nature, We will visit village Tvishi. Only here in micro zone grows grapes Tsolikauri, which produces unsurpassed white semi-sweet wine Tvishi.

We will meet local wine maker, who will show his vineyard and explain details about wine making, here we will make barbecue on nature and try Tvishi wine.

After drive back to Ambrolauri or stay in Lechkhumi

Day 9
Departure

After Breakfast we drive to Tbilisi, Kutaisi or Batumi International Airport (which one is convenience for you).

Included
  • Transportation by comfortable sedan, minivan or minibus
  • Accommodation in twin rooms at the hotels
  • English speaking guide service for whole the trip
  • Catering service - half board (breakfasts at the hotels and dinners at the best local restaurants)
  • Entrance fees and local guides
  • Culinary master class (Khachapuri and Khinkali making)
  • Wine tasting
  • Matsoni (Georgian yogurt) tasting
  • Bottle of mineral water
Excluded
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Single room supplement
  • Service except described
  • Alcoholic beverages
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Total price: 2410
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