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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: 236 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. Learn about the characters of Racha viticulture, wine-producing traditions and history of the region`s most signature semi-sweet wine Khvanchkara.

Sights to Visit


Day to day

Driving distance: 139 km

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

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

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

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.




  • Private transportation with comfortable A/C car


  • Professional private guide service
  • Professional private driver service


  • 1 x night-Sadmeli Guesthouse or similar 


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

Wine tasting:

  • Mate’s Wine Cellar
  • Sazano Wine Cellar
  • Sad Meli Winery
  • Chrebalo Wine Cellar
  • Chateau Dio
  • Royal Khavnchkara winery


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


  • Personal expenses & services not mentioned in this program


Group size Price per adult
Solo 796 $
2 - 3 people 512 $
4 - 5 people 452 $
6 - 7 people 388 $
8 - 9 people 352 $
10 - 15 people 336 $

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.

There is additional fee for single room accomodation that you can select at checkout.

Child Policy
0-6 years - Free
7-12 years - 50%
12 years and above - Adult

*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.

The balance can be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts
  • VISA/Master card - in GEL (local currency) in Tbilisi only, before the tour starts, directly to your guide via POS terminal. Card service fee +3%
  • Cash - GEL only, directly to the nearest TBC Bank office or TBC Bank Cash terminal no later than the beginning of the tour.

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at info[at]

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

To arrange airport transfers and hotel overnights, contact us info[at] 

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

NOTE: Legal drinking age in Georgia is 18 years.

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

  • The booking deposit 30 USD 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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