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Racha Wine Tour 2 Days

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Rachan Oda at Royal Khvanchkara

Royal Khvanchkara Winery building Exterior

Royal Khvanchkara Winery building Exterior

Royal Khvanchkara

Royal Khvanchkara

Royal Khvanchkara

Royal Khvanchkara

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Racha Wine Tour

Starts from: Kutaisi

Available: from mid-April to mid-Oct

Duration: 2 days

Type: Private wine tour

Total Distance: 243 km

This two-day wine tour is a perfect gateway for an authentic wine adventure to Racha - unique macrozone in Caucasus mountains of Georgia. Vineyards are located in a small area on RiOni river gorge, producing unique grape varieties and distinctive wines. During the tour, we visit two wineries: Terjola in Imereti region and Ambroulauri district in Racha region. Participants can get information about the characters of Racha viticulture, wine-producing traditions and history of the region`s most signature semi-sweet wine Khvanchkara.

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Driving distance: 135 km

The guide will pick you up from Kutaisi hotel. As the tour is private, we start upon your convenience.

Before heading to the Racha wine region, visit 2 wineries in Imereti province.

Drive to town Terjola to explore a local wine cellar – Kote Kavtaradze-Doctor`s Wine. Here we see Imeretian grape varieties (Tsitska, Tsolikauri, Krakhuna, Sapere), Aleqsandrouli grapes from Racha origins, Chardonay - from France, and Usakhelauri - from Tsageri cultivated in the vineyards. Wines are fermented in traditional Georgian qvevri vessels in accordance to the European filtration methods. After a tour through the vineyards, proceed to wine tasting.

The second place for wine tasting is in the village Sazano, Imereti region. This area can be considered as a transition vine-growing zone between Imereti and Racha. In Sazano wine cellar we are served exclusive wines, produced from rare and unique grape varieties. Lunch and wine tasting at a local host family.

Continue the tour towards the north, passing by mining town Tkibuli, Nakerala mountain pass (1218 m) with amazing panoramic views, and Shaori Reservoir. On this picturesque way we make several stops for leisure until we reach Sad Meli winery. A cozy family wine cellar is in 10 km from Ambrolauri town. Sad Meli winery uses traditional qvevri for winemaking and storing. Fertile soil and humid climate with medium cold winters contribute to the quality and exclusiveness of vines here.

Wine tasting and dinner is served by host.

Overnight at Sad Meli Guesthouse (or similar).

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Driving Distance: 108 km

Drive to village Chrebalo, Khvanchkara microzone, in order to discover a small boutique wine cellar with the same geographical name Chrebalo. Cellar is specialized producing limited wines of the Racha-Lechkhumi zones. Vineyards are spread on the right bank of RiOni river, across the mountainous village Joshka. The company aims to revive rare grape varieties and promote traditional winemaking in the region. Here you are offered to taste 3 types of wine and local snacks.

Next site to visit is a small family-owned winery Chateau Dio in the village Dzirabauli, 4 km away from town Ambrolauri. The host shows his winery and conducts wine tasting.

Exploration of Racha viticultural region ends in Royal Khanchkara Winery, producing premium semi-sweet Georgian wines: Khvanchkara (PDO, Blend of Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli grapes), Usakhelauri (made from Usakhelauri grapes), Tvishi (PDO, made from Tsolikauri grape variety).

In the evening drive back to Kutaisi.

Drop off to the hotel. End of Service.

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • Private transportation with comfortable A/C car

Staff:

  • Professional private guide service
  • Professional private driver service

Accommodation: 

  • 1 x night-Sadmeli Guesthouse or similar 

Meals:

  • 1 x overnight in Sadmeli Guesthouse (or similar) 
  • 1 x breakfast
  • 2 x lunches in wine cellars
  • 1 x dinner

Wine tasting:

  • Kote Kavtaradze Wine Cellar
  • Sazano Wine Cellar
  • Sad Meli Winery
  • Chrebalo Wine Cellar
  • Chateau Dio
  • Royal Khavnchkara winery

Other:

  • 2 x bottles water per person daily
  • All local taxes

Excluded

  • Personal expenses & services not mentioned in this program

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 601
2 people € 373
3-5 people € 287
6-7 people € 249
8-9 people € 224
10-15 people € 223
*Online booking deposit:  € 30

 

 

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 - 112 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

*Online booking 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), in Tbilisi only 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: Legal drinking age in Georgia is 18.

Cancellation is free of charge prior 5 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 30 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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