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5 Day Wine & Brandy Tour

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Askaneli Brothers, red & white wines

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Harvest in Kakheti, Georgia

Georgian Traditional Gala-Dinner

Georgian Traditional Gala-Dinner

Georgian bread Shoti

Georgian bread Shoti

Kakheti traditional dinner with wine

Kakheti traditional dinner with wine

Snacks for wine-tasting

Snacks for wine-tasting

Vodka tasting masterclass

Vodka tasting masterclass

Vazisubani Estate, Georgia

Vazisubani Estate, Georgia

Shumi Winery, Tsinandali, Georgia

Shumi Winery, Tsinandali, Georgia

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5 Day Wine & Brandy Tour To Tbilisi and Kakheti

Starts from: Tbilisi
Type: Private special wine tour
Available: All Year
Distance: 609 km
Duration: 5 days

The Wine and Brandy private special tour introduces you to the best selection of Georgian wines and its producers in Kakheti region. Tour takes off in the capital Tbilisi and visit Chateau Mukhrani veranda, Sarajishvili Brandy Factory, Bagrationi Sparkling wines, and Askaneli winery. Tour continues to the major traditional winemaking villages in all three districts of Kakheti: Outer Kakheti – villages Kashmi & Manavi; Inner Kakheti: Kvareli, Napareuli, Shilda, Telavi and Tsinandali; and Kizikhi - the town Sighnaghi.

Taste various types of Georgian wine, starting from family-based artisan qvevry to the big, successful companies in Tbilisi and Kakheti. Take a look at both, modern and traditional ways of producing wine and brandy, compare and find your best Georgian wine.

Wish you happy wine adventure!

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Arrival. Meet and greet and transfer from Tbilisi International Airport.

Begin the wine tour from Tbilvino, one of the biggest wine company in Georgia, distributing its products in 30 countries around the world. The tour includes wine tasting of three types of wine.

Drive to Tbilisi historical district and visit Château Mukhrani wine studio on Maidan square. Master sommelier will introduce to premium class wines produced by Château Mukhrani estate; taste two white and one red dry wines.

Ride to Mount Mtatsminda and get to the Mtatsminda Park by the funicular. Mount Mtatsminda (770 m) is one of the highest points of Tbilisi with a landscaped park on top, overlooking the city. Welcome dinner is served in funicular restaurant.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Driving distance: 169 km (2h 43 min)

Depart for Kakheti – one of the major winemaking regions of East Georgia. The first stop is in Outer Kakheti village Khashmi, 35 km from Tbilisi. Visit a family cellar Chateau Khashmi. The wines are produced in natural traditional way without filtration. Taste Khashmi’s Saperavi – Dry, Red, Kisi – Dry, Rkatsiteli – Natural, Dry Unfiltered Qvevri Wines.

Next winetasting is arranged in 30 km away from Khashmi, at Giuashvilis’ family winery, the village Manavi. Manavis Mtsvane is controlled appellation of origin dry white wine, made from Kakhuri Mtsvane grape variety grown on slopes of Manavi micro-zone. Giuaani winery uses French and Caucasian oak barrels and Georgian clay qvevri vessels. Taste three varieties of wine: White: Manavi Mtsvane, and Red: Ojaleshi, Cabernet

Continue to Kizikhi district, a small town Signagi ; situated on the eastern foothills of the Gombori mountain range at an elevation of 790 meters, and surrounded by the 18th c. city curtain walls, the town is facing Greater Caucasus Mountains and Alazani valley.

Visit Pheasant’s Tears Winery in Signagi and taste traditional Qvevri wines.

Take a short walk in the center and afterwards drive to Vazisubani Estate.

Relaxing evening and overnight in Vazisubani.

Driving distance: 124 km (2 h 4 min)

After breakfast continue wine exploration in Inner Kakheti.

First visit village Velistsikhe to take a look Numisi Winery and Cellar Museum, one of the oldest wine cellars in Kakheti, dated back to the 16th c. Taste chacha, red and white wines stored in Qvevri.

Continue to Javakhishvili Wine Cellar, Akhalsopeli village. Taste three different products: sparkling wine, wine, and Brandy.

Kvareli town is nearby. Visit the biggest wine storage in the country - Khareba Wine Tunnel, a cave cut on the flank of the Caucasus mountains. The temperature in the tunnel stays ideally at 12-14°C throughout the whole year. It consists of two main tunnels with total length of 7.7 km. Tour & tasting of Khareba wines.

Head to Shilda village for more winetasting and lunch at the Chubini winery.

Drive to the village Napareuli, where Twins Wine Cellar and Qvevri Wine Museum are located. Museum shows the all process of Georgian traditional wine-making.

Overnight in Chateau Mere.

Driving distance: 90 km (1 h 48 min)

Morning visit of Telavi farmer’s bazaar, meet locals, buy fresh fruits, homemade wine and Georgian vodka – Chacha.

Visit the nearby village of Vardisubani, which is famous for its producers of qvevi - traditional pottery for making wine. Let's see how four generations of the Zaza Kbilashvili family still produce huge handicraft qvevris.

Afterwards, drive to Akhmeta municipality, 30 km away from Telavi. Visit LagVani Marani and taste three types of wine.

Head to village Tsinandali to the House Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze, the place, where the first bottled wine was produces in 19th c. Nobleman, military figure in service of the Russian Empire, and great poet of 19th century established cultural center, garden, winery and enotheca, which now is turned into a museum and wine forum venue. Taste a glass of Tsinandali white wine.

Next stop for wine tasting and lunch is Shumi. The small museum Vasioni, and vineyard is attached to the ethno- village. Taste unique, special product of Shumi: Zigu- a natural drink combining grape juice, wine, wine brandy and not filtered aged in oak barrels.

Leisure evening in Telavi, administrative center of the region and the capital town of former kingdom of Kakheti.

Overnight in Chateau Mere.

Driving distance: 136 km (2 h 49 min)

After breakfast drive back to Tbilisi by Tsiv-Gombori mountain range through Gombori Pass (1620 m).

At the entrance of Tbilisi visit Askaneli Brothers winery- a modern, dynamically developing full cycle production from vines from storage of finished products. Taste Askaneli Brothers white wine Chkhaveri and Tvishi, red wine Khvanchkara.

Next visits are Bagrationi sparkling wines and the wine and brandy factory of JSC Sarajishvili – one of the oldest manufacturers of liquor in Georgia, founded in 1884 by a Georgian scientist and entrepreneur Davit Sarajishvili. Both tours include tasting.

Transfer to the Tbilisi International Airport.

Have a nice flight back home!

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Inclusions


Included

Staff:

  • Professional guide service during the tour

Transport:

  • 2 airport transfers by a comfortable car
  • Transportation with comfortable A/C car all days

Accommodation:     

  • 1 x night in Tbilisi 4*
  • 1 x night in Vazisubani Estate
  • 2 x nights in Telavi Chateau Mere

Meals: 

  • 4 x breakfasts,
  • 3 x lunches in wine cellars, 
  • 1 x welcome dinner in Tbilisi

5 wine tasting in Tbilisi:

  • Tbilvino
  • Chateau Mukhrani veranda, 
  • Sarajishvili brandy factory, 
  • Bagrationi Sparkling wines
  • Askaneli winery 

12 wine tasting in Kakheti: 

  • Chateau Khashmi, 
  • Giuashvilis’ family winery in the village Manavi,
  • Signagi Pheasant’s Tears Winery, 
  • Numisi Winery and Cellar Museum in Velistsikhe,
  • Javakhishvili Wine Cellar, Akhalsopeli village, 
  • Khareba Wine Cellar in Kvareli, 
  • Chubini winery, Shilda village
  • Twins Wine Cellar and Museum in Napareuli, 
  • Kbilashvilebi winery, Vardisubani village
  • Lagvani Marani in Akhmeta ,
  • Tsinandali Shumi 
  • House Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze, 

Other:

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

 


Excluded

  • Visa Fees
  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Early Check Ins/Late Check outs
  • Lunch on arrival and departure days
  • Dinners on days 2,3,4,5
  • Services  not mentioned in this program

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 1412
2-3 people € 975
4-5 people € 835
6-7 people € 745
8-9 people  € 735
10-15 people € 726
Online booking deposit*:  € 60

 

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.

Additional charge for a single room ("Single Supplement") is: € 139

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

The legal drinking age is 18 years.

*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price. Balance you can pay with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts
  • VISA/Mastercard - in GEL (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 the beginning of the tour.

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at travel[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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NOTE: Legal drinking age in Georgia is 18 years

Cancellation is free of charge prior 7 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 60 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 7 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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