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Wine Tour to Vartsikhe, Baia`s Wine Cellar and wine bar Sapere

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Vartsikhe Winery

Vartsikhe Winery

Vartsikhe Winery

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Imereti Wine Tour to Vartsikhe, Baia`s Wine Cellar and wine bar Sapere in Kutaisi

Starts from: Kutaisi

Available: All year

Type: Private Full day trip

Total Distance: 75 km

Duration: 8 hours

We made the best selection of local wineries for this one-day private Wine Tour to Imereti. Let us introduce you to one of the significant western winemaking regions of Georgia. It combines three diverse degustation sites: a medium-sized winery Vartsikhe Marani, small family winery producing unique, bio wine at Baia`s Wine Cellar in the village Obcha near Baghdati town and final place to enjoy the day is Kutaisi wine bar Sapere.

Taste Imeretian grape vintages and get acquainted with Churi winemaking traditions. Have a great day ahead!

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Morning pick-up from Kutaisi hotel.

Head to one of the towns of Imereti region Baghdati located near the Ajameti reserve. The geographic location of wine yards and humid subtropical climate provides the best conditions for producing high acidic wines in a small amount. The first wine spot is in Vartsikhe Marani (cellar) with the same name as the village, owning wine yards as in the west as in the east part of Georgia. Wines here are made in ‘’Churi’’ (Qvevri is called ‘’Churi’’ in the Imereti region) by traditional technologies, which give the wine reach phenolic compounds. Walk along the wine yards, discover and get information about the endemic grape varieties of Tsiskha, Tsolikauri, Krakhuna, Otskhanuri Sapere, Aleksandrouli, etc, end the tour in Varsikhe with wine tasting of these unique wines.

Afterward, continue the tour to another village of Baghdati town - Obcha, visit a small family winery – Baia`s Wine Cellar. Young sisters of Abuladze family Bai and Gvantsa trying to bring new life to the region's viticulture. They are the perfect example of young motivated women continuing family traditions. Bai is responsible for white grape varieties producing and marketing, while Gvantsa mOnitors red grape ones. Have traditional Imeretian lunch with wine tasting.

Drive back to Kutaisi and visit the wine bar – ‘’Sapere’’ which is named after the widespread red grape varieties (Otskhanuri Sapere) in West Georgia, mostly in the Imereti viticulture region. The bar stimulates and collects wine from local small wineries, as they claim that the unique and exclusive wine can be found in small cellars as a result of winemaker`s hard work. Taste 4 different types of wine with Imeretian snacks and learn essential steps of the Winemaking Process.

Drop off at the hotel.

Inclusions


Included

  • Private transportation
  • Private Professional Guide service
  • 1 x Lunch
  • 3 x Wine tastings
  • 2x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
  • All entrance fees per program
  • All Taxes

Excluded

  • Personal expenses and more beverages not mentioned in the itinerary

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 225
2 people € 137
3-5 people € 103
6-7 people € 89
8-9 people € 79
10-15 people € 78
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 - 39 €
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
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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 5 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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