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Imereti Wine Tour

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Otia's Ezo

Otia's Ezo

Otia's Ezo

Otia's Ezo

Otia's Ezo

Chateau Chikovani

Chateau Chikovani

Chateau Chikovani

Chateau Chikovani

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Imereti Wine Tour

Starts from: Kutaisi

Available: All year

Type: Private Full day trip

Total Distance: 102 km

Duration: 8 hours

This one-day private wine trip takes you to the unique family wine cellars: Otia Ioseliani's house, Khomlis Marani and Mate’s wine cellar in Tskhaltubo; Château Chikovani in Khoni town, and a wine gallery in Kutaisi. Taste Imeretian wines made in accordance of local winemaking traditions in ‘churi’ (earthenware vessel), receive information about the West Georgia grape varieties and enjoy the rural day.

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Morning pick-up from Kutaisi hotel. Guide will greet you at the hotel lobby holding the name board. As the tour is private, we start upon your convenience, but suggested time is 10:00.

After greeting, drive to Mate’s wine cellar in Banoja village, located on the way to Sataplia Nature Reserve and Prometheus Cave. Visit traditional western type family wine cellar, taste three kinds of home-made wine.

Drive to Chateau Chikovani, in the village Gordi, Khoni municipality. Chikovani complex integrates a hotel, restaurant, wine cellar, and courtyard. The wine tour starts from ChikoVani vineyard, where black sea coastal zone grape vine variety Chkhaveri is cultivated. The wine cellar is designed in local, Imeretian style, submerged churi – a local traditional clay jar used for wine fermentation and aging. Different pieces of tools in traditional Georgian winemaking can be found in the wine cellar, e.g. orshimo is a pumpkin scoop that is used to take the wine out of the churi vessel. Excursion in the Chateau finishes with wine tasting.

Continue the tour to the resort town Tskaltubo, located 15 km from Kutaisi. Visit the young household descendant of the prominent Georgian writer Otia Ioseliani at Otia's Ezo. The area combines the house-museum, a winery and a house yard. The young couple – Otia ‘s grandson Otia junior and his wife Nutsa run the house and offer the authentic wine, homemade cuisine and fresh fruits. Have wine tasting of three type Imeretian wines at the ''Ioseliani family' and lunch.

Organic winemaking and viticulture Khomlis Marani is the next site, well known for premium bio-wine production Khomli Usakhelouri and Krakhuna.

Drive back to Kutaisi and visit the wine gallery Satsnakheli. The word Satsnakheli represents foot stumping plane wood grape press. The wine bar will help us to summaries the day, relax at the impressive traditional interior and have a look at the wide selection of exclusive, distinctive wines from different regions of the country. Taste 4 different wines and get a detailed information on Imeretian wine characteristics (color, aromas, etc) from a sommelier.

We drop you off to the hotel and wish to greet you on Georgian roads again!

 

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • Private Transportation

Staff:

  • Private Professional Guide

Meals:

  • 1 x Lunch with Georgian wine

Other:

  • 5 x wine tasting Mate’s wine, Chateau Chikovani, Otia's Ezo, Khomlis Marani and Satsnakheli
  • 2 x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
  • All entrance fees per program
  • All local taxes

Excluded

  • Personal expenses and more beverages, not mentioned in the itinerary

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 231
2 people € 141
3-5 people € 106
6-7 people € 92
8-9 people € 82
10-15 people € 81
Online booking deposit*:  € 15

 

 

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 - 40 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

*Deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.
Balance payment:
As for the remaining sum, you can pay with one of the following methods:
  • Bank transfer - Euro/USD/GBP, any time, but not later than two weeks before the tour starts;
  • VISA/Mastercard - GEL only (local currency), via POS terminal, directly with your guide at the beginning of the tour. 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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More Info


More Info

  • Kutaisi airport private pick up service: 23 €
  • Kutaisi airport private drop off service: 20 €
  • Double-way private transfer to/from Kutaisi airport to/from Kutaisi hotel: 38 €

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

NOTE: Minimum Legal Drinking Age in Georgia country is 18.

Cancellation is free of charge prior 2 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 15 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 2 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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