Shumi offers a captivating journey through 8,000 years of winemaking tradition at its vineyards, winery, and Cultural & Tourist Complex, all just a minute's drive from Tsinandali in Kakheti, Georgia's renowned wine region.
Established in 1997, Shumi produces a diverse range of grape-based alcoholic beverages and foods, featuring patented technologies unique to the world. Pioneering quality and innovation, Shumi was the first Georgian company to embrace biodynamic and green harvest methods, and it's a certified organic wine producer. Their wines have garnered over 350 prestigious international awards and are distributed in 29 countries worldwide. In 2020, Shumi was recognized as the Best Producer of Georgia at MUNDUS VINI, Germany.
Spanning 23 acres, the Shumi Winery and Tourist Complex boasts:
- A vast Collection of Vines, housing over 900 living vines, akin to a vineyard encyclopedia.
- Georgia's First Wine Museum, showcasing exhibits dating back 6,000 years.
- The Georgian Ethnographic Pavilion, offering interactive experiences in Georgian traditions.
- Gastronomic zones, including restaurants, terraces, cafes, and tasting areas amid scenic surroundings.
- Marani, where Shumi's wines are crafted in Qvevri vessels and aged in oak barrels.
- Enoteca, a cellar vault showcasing Shumi's finest wines.
- A Decorative Garden adorned with sculptures by Georgian artists.
- A Wine Shop featuring an array of exclusive products like Genesis, Lazare, Zigu, and more.
- A Chip and Putt par 3 Golf Practice Facility.
Experiences at Shumi encompass:
- Guided tours and wine tasting in English, Georgian, and Russian, delving into Georgian winemaking history, the Qvevri method, and Shumi's artistry.
- Hands-on activities like grape harvesting, pressing grapes in an ancient winepress, and crafting traditional Chacha.
- Culinary masterclasses, including baking bread in a traditional Georgian oven and preparing Georgian dishes such as Churchkhela, Khachapuri, Khinkali, and more.
- Insights into traditional Georgian Qvevri winemaking and participation in Qvevri opening ceremonies.
Traditional Georgian meals - Supra, held in the verandas, pavilions, or at Shumi's biodynamic vineyards nestled in the scenic Caucasus mountains.
Menus showcasing diverse Georgian dishes made from local, high-quality, organic ingredients, some cooked over open fires using Shumi's patented technology.
Private and corporate event planning, as well as memorable wedding ceremonies, enhanced by Shumi's own folk group's polyphonic singing performances.
Driving distance from Telavi - 8.5 km, from Tbilisi – 103 km
Summer season 10:00-20:00
Other seasons: 10:00-18:00
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To book private tours from Tbilisi, please, check detailed itineraries below:
Wine Tour to Kakheti
Qvevri Wine Tour
2 Day Kakheti Wine Tour