Wine Tours & Tastings
From: 305 $
Racha Wine Tour
Starts from: Kutaisi
Available: from mid-April to mid-Oct
Duration: 2 days
Type: Private wine tour
Total Distance: 236 km
This two-day wine tour is a perfect gateway for an authentic wine adventure to Racha - unique macrozone in Caucasus mountains of Georgia. Vineyards are located in a small area on Rioni river gorge, producing unique grape varieties and distinctive wines.
During the tour, we visit two wineries: Terjola in Imereti region and Ambroulauri district in Racha region. Learn about the characters of Racha viticulture, wine-producing traditions and history of the region`s most signature semi-sweet wine Khvanchkara.
Driving distance: 139 km
The guide will pick you up from Kutaisi hotel. As the tour is private, we start upon your convenience.
Before heading to the wine region of Racha, visit 2 wineries in Imereti.
First, drive to village Banoja in Mate’s wine cellar , located on the way to Sataplia Nature Reserve and Prometheus Cave. Visit a traditional western-type family wine cellar, and taste three kinds of homemade wine.
The second place for wine tasting is in the village Sazano, Imereti region. This area can be considered as a transition vine-growing zone between Imereti and Racha. In Sazano wine cellar we are served exclusive wines, produced from rare and unique grape varieties. Lunch and wine tasting at a local host family.
Continue the tour towards the north, passing by mining town Tkibuli, Nakerala mountain pass (1218 m) with amazing panoramic views, and Shaori Reservoir. On this picturesque way we make several stops for leisure until we reach Sad Meli winery. A cozy family wine cellar is in 10 km from Ambrolauri town. Sad Meli winery uses traditional qvevri for winemaking and storing. Fertile soil and humid climate with medium cold winters contribute to the quality and exclusiveness of vines here.
Wine tasting and dinner is served by host.
Overnight at Sad Meli Guesthouse (or similar).
Breakfast at the guesthouse.
Driving Distance: 108 km
Drive to village Chrebalo, Khvanchkara microzone, in order to discover a small boutique wine cellar with the same geographical name Chrebalo. Cellar is specialized producing limited wines of the Racha-Lechkhumi zones. Vineyards are spread on the right bank of RiOni river, across the mountainous village Joshka. The company aims to revive rare grape varieties and promote traditional winemaking in the region. Here you are offered to taste 3 types of wine and local snacks.
Next site to visit is a small family-owned winery Chateau Dio in the village Dzirabauli, 4 km away from town Ambrolauri. The host shows his winery and conducts wine tasting.
Exploration of Racha viticultural region ends in Royal Khanchkara Winery, producing premium semi-sweet Georgian wines: Khvanchkara (PDO, Blend of Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli grapes), Usakhelauri (made from Usakhelauri grapes), Tvishi (PDO, made from Tsolikauri grape variety).
In the evening drive back to Kutaisi.
Drop off to the hotel. End of Service.
|Group size||Price per adult|
|2 - 3 people||431 $|
|4 - 5 people||409 $|
|6 - 7 people||351 $|
|8 - 9 people||317 $|
|10 - 15 people||305 $|
The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.
There is additional fee for single room accomodation that you can select at checkout.
|0-6 years - Free|
|7-12 years - 50%|
|12 years and above - Adult|
*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.
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1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together
NOTE: Legal drinking age in Georgia is 18 years.
Cancellation is free of charge prior 5 days of the starting day.
If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine: