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Exclusive Wine Tour to Kakheti 3 Days

Tour Type: Private Special Wine Tour

Arrival and Departure City: Tbilisi

Travelling Period: Mid-April – Mid November

Distance: 439 km

 

Wine making traditions in Georgia span for thousands of years, that’s why grape and vineyard have become the symbols of the country and its culture.

Nowadays Georgia gains interest with qvevri technologies, which is recognized by UNESCO as a significant intangible cultural heritage.

This exclusive wine tour is created for wine specialists and wine enthusiasts. The itinerary covers Kakheti, a main viticulture region of Georgia and offers you to visit the best wineries. Taste wines from the unique grape varieties, and get acquainted with the traditional and classic methods of winemaking.

Adventure Georgian wines with us and visit Manavi, Tsinandali, Kvareli, Shilda, Sighnaghi, TelaviKisiskhevi and Napareuli in one tour!

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Itinerary


Day to day

Driving distance: 175 km

Pick up from your stay at 09:00 and drive to the eastern part of Georgia – Kakheti.

The region produces the approximately 80% of the country’s wine, where the 15 appellation are located out of state’s total 25. The first wine stop is at the village Manavi Giuaani winery. Have a first wine tasting here and get to know more about the signature of this winery, using traditional and classic methods of winemaking.

Head to town Sighnaghi and walk along the medieval curtain wall - stunning views are opening over the Alazani valley and peaks of the Greater Caucasus mountains. Visit Okro`s Wines and taste a bio wine from Kakhetian grape varieties: Rkatsiteli, Mtsvane and Saperavi. All wine production process here is hand-made, in accordance of traditional method (fermenting, storing, aging in Qvevri-clay vessel). The lunch is served after wine tasting.

Continue the wine rout to Tsinandali estate. This is the zone for dry white wine, blend of Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane grapes. Guided excursion in the House-Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze - a poet and noblemen, the founder of Georgian classic winemaking study, who bottled the wine in 19th c. Taste a glass of wine, visit enotheca and walk in a beautiful garden.

After the excursion, leave for KisisKhevi village.

Dinner and overnight in KisisKhevi at Winery Elizbari/ or Schuchmann Wines Chateau & Spa

Driving distance: 112 km

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive to Napareuli. Local family, twin brothers created very interesting museum in the vineyard. To demonstrate whole wine making prosses, man-size sculptures were given the roles of activities. Excursion at ‘’Qvevri and Qvevri Wine Museum’’ of Twins' Wine Cellar is a special experience - the showcase the whole process of Qvevri making and Qvevri wine making.

*Qvevri is an egg-shaped earthenware vessel used for making, aging, and storing the wine.

Now, we have to explore two wineries in Shilda village.

The first one has the name of the village – Shilda Winery - It produces 17 varieties of wine, brandy and Chacha (grappa) with carefully selected traditional local grape varieties and modern technology. Have a wine tasting there.

The second local wine cellar is Chubini – owned by a young winemaker who will introduce his story and technologies. Wine tasting and lunch at Chubini.

Continue the tour in Kvareli and visit one of the largest wine storage – Khareba Wine Cave. Company comprises vineyards and wine producing factories, as in the east (Kvareli) as in the west part (Terjola) of Georgia. Khareba produces 50 types of wine from 25 vine varieties and has 7 PDO wines. The location of the winery is impressive, the 7.7-meter tunnel is carved in Caucasus mountains; natural temperature (12-14 degrees) inside creates superb conditions for storing and aging of wine. The tour starts from the tunnel, where you can get detailed information about the history of the winery and current position in local, worldwide markets. Have wine tasting of selected wines (PDO, red dry wine made by Saperavi grape).

Drive back to KisisKhevi.

Dinner and overnight in KisisKhevi at Winery Mosmieri/or Schuchmann Wines Chateau & Spa.

Driving distance: 152 km

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Telavi city – administrative center of Kakheti region. Have excursion at Batonis Tsikhe fort, served as the residence of Kakhetian kings between 17th-18th centuries. The complex consists of King Erekle Second`s Palace, 2 churches, and a royal bathhouse. Have free time in the city and afterward head to the village of Vardisubani located in 5 km from Telavi. Visit Kbilashvili family with 4 generations of Qvevri manufacturing history. Get acquainted with the Qvevri making by its master Zaza.

Continue exploring Qvevri wines in Akhmeta town. Visit Lekso`s Winery owned by a local winemaker Lekso, producing unusual blending of rare Kakhetian grape varieties. He will give you information about his winemaking history and technologies. Have lunch and taste a glass of Qvevri wine.

Drive to Tbilisi through the Tsiv-Gombori mountain range. Reach the largest wine bar-shop in Tbilisi 8000 Vintages with a great selection of Georgian fine wine. Experience 1-hour wine tasting with qualified sommelier and try some wine from other wine regions of Georgia (Kartli, Imereti, etc.).

Have free time till the evening farewell dinner at a Georgian restaurant.

We drop off you back to the hotel after the dinner.

End of service.

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • Private Transportation 

Staff:

  • Professional private guide 

Accommodation: 

  • 2 x nights-Kisiskhevi

Meals:

  • 3 x lunches in wine cellars 
  • 3 x dinners 

Wine tasting:

  • Giuani Winery
  • Okro`s Wine
  • Mosmieri Winery/ Schuchmann Wines 
  • Shilda Winery
  • Chubini Winery
  • Winery Khareba
  • Kbilashvili Qvevri making Family
  • ‘’Lekso`s wine’’ Wine Cellar
  • 8000 Vintages

Other:

  • 2 x bottles Water per person daily
  • All local taxes

Excluded

  • Personal expenses

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo 1090 €
2 people 748 €
3-5 people 641 €
6-7 people 571
8-9 people 560 €
10-15 people 550 €
*Online booking deposit:  30 €

 

 

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Child Policy
0-1 years - Free
2-6 years - 275 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.

Balance payment: you can pay with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts.
  • VISA/Mastercard - GEL only (local currency), in Tbilisi only, before the tour starts, directly to your guide via POS terminal. Card service fee + 3%.
  • Cash - GEL only, directly to the nearest TBC Bank office or TBC Bank Cash terminal no later than begging of the tour. 

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at tours[at]georgianholidays.com

Tips for booking procedure: 

How to know which “Operator” to select?

You only need to select the Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.

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*OPTIONAL SERVICES

available to book for this tour:

  • Single room supplement 103 €
  • Tbilisi airport private pick up service: 25 €
  • Tbilisi airport private drop off service: 22 €
  • Double-way private transfer to/from Tbilisi airport to/from Tbilisi hotel: 40 €

To arrange airport transfers and hotel overnights, contact us tours[at]georgianholidays.com

NOTE: Legal drinking age in Georgia is 18 years.

Cancellation is free of charge prior 5 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 30 Euro is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 5 days or less prior to the tour;
  • 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.

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