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.