Every wine has history. The story, where several episodes are intertwined to make a beautiful novel, embodied in a ruby drink in a crystal glass. Georgian wine is not only a story, but myths, legends and sagas.
In this short but rather intensive one-day tour in Kakheti, you will learn about all the facets of winemaking: from growing and collection of the best sorts of grapes, to making special clay vessels for aging the wine, to degustation details, to the amazing Georgian wines.
Your guide will pick you up in the morning from your hotel in Tbilisi for the journey to Kakheti, the cradle of Georgian wine.
Passing through the Gombori pass, you will arrive in the Vardisubani village, where you will visit a family which makes qvevri, Georgian clay vessels for keeping wine in.
Continue to Telavi, the administrative and historic centre of the region. Enjoy a short walk through the charming streets of old Telavi and stop for photos at the Irakli II monument.
Enjoy a delicious lunch and cheese tasting at a local café, before driving to Tsinandali, the residence of the dukes of Georgia. Here you will discover a beautiful English garden, a museum, and the wine cellar which belonged to prince Chavchavadze, a 19th century public figure and poet, and enjoy a wine tasting of superb Georgian wines.
Your final stop will be at the private winery Twins Wine Cellar, in Napareuli village. The premises of the winery include a vast vineyard, a museum of traditional Georgian winemaking in qvevri, and facilities for various workshops.
Participate in a Georgian bread (puri) baking masterclass, and learn how to cook the national dessert churchkhela, and depending on the season, you can also participate in the harvest and squeezing grapes for wine.
The tour ends with a wine tasting of five different wines produced at Twins Winery according to Georgian traditional winemaking technology in qvevri.
- All transfers as per itinerary
- English speaking guide
- Wine tasting, bread and sweets masterclasses at Twins Winery
- Wine tasting at Tsinandali residence
- Delicious lunch with local cheese tasting
- Visit a qvevri making family
- Pick-up and drop-off
- Mineral water (0,5l per person)
Up to 7 days before tour - 100% refund
Less than 7 days before tour - no refund