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!