BATUMI-CHIKUNETI-ADJARIAN WINE HOUSE- SHERVASHIDZE WEINGUT-CHÂTEAU IVERI
Driving distance 137 km (3 h 38 min )
Pick up from the Batumi hotel. The guide will greet you at the lobby of your hotel and lead to the mountainous part of Adjara region.
One hour drive to the village Chikuneti located in Machakhela canyon at the Machakhela National Park (36 km from Batumi). Ilia’s Family preserved Winery founded in X-XII c.c . Enjoy the atmosphere of Adjarian traditional village, magnificent views from the vineyards, taste wine and head back to Adjaristskali valley.
Drive along the river Adjaristskali and visit Adjarian Wine House, the prominent winery in the region, which played an important role in developing viticulture in Adjara. The Wine House produces 6 sorts of wine based on traditional technology. The tour covers a vineyard, a factory, enotheque, and includes wine tasting as well.
Next wine stop at Shervashidze Marani is only 16 km away from Adjarian Wine House. The village is named by First of May (260m altitude), Keda Municipality. Vineyards are cultivated in 1.5 hectares around the winery. Family produces: Chkhaveri, Tsolikouri, Ojaleshi, Black Pinot and other wines. Lunch and wine tasting will be provided by hosts.
The next spot is Chateau Iveri at Varjanisi village, Keda municipality. The winery aims to revive indigenous viticulture in the region by cultivating local grape varieties and continuing wine making traditions. Excursion starts by visiting the vineyards and the introduction of local winemaking methods. Taste three glasses of Organic Wines - one white and two red (Tsolikauri, Chkhaveri, Satsuri).
Drive Back to Batumi.
Visit Batumi Wine Bar Garage - masterclass of Georgian wine and cheese tasting is arranged here. At the end of the tour, get acquainted with the Georgian wine and cheese history, how to pair Georgian cuisine with its wine, and learn characteristics of bio-organic wine.
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Drop off at the hotel.