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2 DAY RACHA WINE TOUR

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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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2 DAY RACHA WINE TOUR

Starts from: Kutaisi

Best Time: Mid April-Mid Oct

Type: Private trip

Total Distance: 243  km

This two-day wine tour is a perfect chance for visitors to explore the authentic Racha winemaking region of Georgia. Although Vineyards are located on a small area in river Rioni gorge, the region is known for its unique grape varieties and distinctive wines. Tour combines wineries of Terjola (Imereti wine region) and Ambroulauri district (Racha wine region). Participants can get information about the characters of Racha viticulture, wine-producing traditions and history of region`s most signature semi-sweet wine ‘’Khvanchkara’’.

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Pick up from the hotel.

Driving Distance: 135 km

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 ’’.  Besides Imeretian grape varieties (‘’Tsitska’’, ‘’Tsolikauri’’ ‘’Krakhuna’’,’’Sapere’’, etc.) ”Aleqsandrouli” - from Racha Region,” Chardonay” - from France, and “Usakhelauri” - from Tsageri Region are cultivated in these vineyards. Wine here is made as in traditional Georgian qvevri vessel, as well as according to the traditional European methods. After the sightseeing tour through the vineyards, proceed to wine tasting. 

The second wine tasting spot is in village Sazano, Imereti province. This area can be considered as a transition area between Imereti and Racha vine-growing regions. Visit a local family in Sazano touristic complex providing wine tasting, dining place, etc. Sazano Wine Cellar offers exclusive wines produced from rare and unique grape varieties. Have lunch with 4 types of wine tasting.

Continue the tour towards the north, passing by mining town Tkibuli, Nakerala mountain pass (1218 m) with amazing panoramic views, and Shaori Reservoir (stop upon request). Reach Winery Sad Meli, a cozy family wine cellar located in village Sadmeli (Racha region), in 10 km from Ambrolauri town. Sad Meli winery uses traditional qvevri winemaking and storing technologies.  Fertile soil and humid climate with medium cold winters might be key to the quality and exclusiveness of these wines.

Have a wine tasting and dinner. 

Overnight at ‘’Sad Meli’’ Guesthouse or similar.

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

Driving Distance: 108 km 

Drive to village ChrebaloKhvanchkara microzone, in order to discover a small boutique wine cellar named ‘’Chrebalo’’. It is specialized in producing limited wines of the Racha-Lechkhumi region. Vineyards are spread across the mountainous village Joshka, on the right bank of the river Rioni. The company aims to revive rare grape varieties and promote the old winemaking traditions in the region. Taste 3 different types of wine with local snacks.

Afterward, head to the village Dzirabauli, located 4 km from town Ambrolauri, and visit a small family-owned winery – ‘’Chateau Dio’’. Get acquainted with local technologies of winemaking from the host. Introducing to 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

  • Professional  English-speaking guide (or any other language) service during the tour
  • Professional  driver service during the tour 
  • Transportation with comfortable A/C car, minibus  for 2 days
  • 1 x night-Sadmeli Guesthouse or similar 
  • 1 x breakfast
  • 2 x lunches in wine cellars
  • 1 x dinner
  • Kote Kavtaradze 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

Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in this program

Prices


Prices

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

 

 

 

 

*This deposit will be deducted from the total tour price. As for the remaining sum, you can pay it with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - in foreign currency (Euro/USD), two weeks before the tour starts;
  • VISA/Mastercard - via POS terminal in local currency (GEL), at the beginning of the tour directly with your guide  (additional card service fee + 2%).
  • Cash - directly to the nearest TBC Bank office at the begging of the tour. 

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

Additional cost for the airport private pick up transfer: 25 €

Additional cost for the airport private drop off transfer: 20 €

Discounted individual transfer rate for the double way: 40 €

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

 

NOTE: Legal drinking age in Georgia is 18.

Cancellation is free of charge prior 31 days of the starting day.
-    The booking deposit 30 Euro is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the tour after booking has been confirmed. The fee is kept as a deposit on the Tourist’s account for future booking(s).
If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:
-    10% of the total cost of tourist product in case of cancellation 30 days prior to the tour;
-    50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 15-7 days prior to the tour;
-    90% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 and fewer days prior to the tour;
-    99% of the total cost of tourist products due to the Tourist's failure to appear at the airport no more than 2 hours prior to departure or non-admission on the flight owing to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator's controls.


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