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Exclusive Wine Tour to Kakheti 3 Days

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Exclusive Wine Tour to Kakheti 3 Days 

Starts from: Tbilisi
Available: April-October
Type  Private Special Wine Tour
Total Distance: 425 km

Winemaking traditions in Georgia and South Caucasus span for thousands of years, that’s why grape and vineyard have become the symbols of the country and its culture. Nowadays Georgia gains interest with qvevri technologies, which is recognized by UNESCO as a significant intangible cultural heritage. Comparing to large industrial wineries, small ones produce distinctive, but more limited amounts of wine.

A 3-day exclusive wine tour is specially created for wine industry specialists and wine enthusiasts. The itinerary covers the main viticulture region of Kakheti with several appellations of Georgia. It offers you to visit the best wineries and taste wine from the unique grape varieties. You will get acquainted with the traditional Georgian and classic methods of winemaking.

Adventure Georgian wines with us and visit Tsinandali, Kvareli, Shilda, Sighnaghi, Telavi, Kisiskhevi and Napareuli in one tour!

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Breakfast at the hotel.

Driving distance:  168 km

Drive to the eastern part of Georgia – Kakheti, the largest winegrowing region (70% of the country’s production), where the 15 appellation microzones can be located out of state’s total 20. Our first wine stop is at village ManaviGiuani winery, which using both traditional and classic methods of winemaking. Have a wine tasting and get to know more about the signature of this winery. From Manavi head to town Sighnaghi. Follow the cobbled roads and walk along the famous medieval curtain wall, from where you will have stunning views over the valleys of river Alazani and peaks of the Greater Caucasus mountains. 

Afterward visit ‘’Okro`s Wines’’ in the town that focuses on producing the natural (bio) wine from Kakhetian grape varieties: ‘’Rkatisteli’’, ‘’Mtsvane’’, ‘’Saperavi’’, etc. All wine is made with traditional Georgian methods (fermenting, storing, aging in Qvevri-clay vessel). Have wine tasting, lunch, and enjoy the fascinating views of Alazani valley.

Continue our wine tour in Tsinandali (dry white wine, blend of Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane grapes) winemaking estate. Have excursion in House Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze a Georgian aristocrat and the founder of Georgian Romanticism. Georgian classic winemaking started on his own initiative and wine was bottled here for the first time. Taste a glass of wine. After the excursion reaches Kisiskhevi village for overnight. 

Dinner and overnight in Kisiskhevi at Winery or Mosmieri/ or Schuchmann Wines Chateau & Spa

Breakfast at the hotel.

Driving distance: 112 km

Head to Napareuli village (PDO, red dry wine made by Saperavi grape) and have an excursion at ‘’Qvevri and Qvevri Wine Museum’’ of Twins Wine Cellar. Several halls showcase the whole process of Qvevri and Qvevri winemaking. Afterward, explore the wineries of Shilda village.

The first one is the winery with the same name as the village – ‘’Shilda Winery’’ - It produces 17 varieties of wine, brandy and grape vodka with carefully selected traditional local grape varieties and modern technology.

Have wine tasting and lunch there.

The second local wine cellar is ‘’Chubini’ – owned by a young winemaker who will introduce his story and technologies. Continue the tour in Kvareli (PDO, red dry wine made by Saperavi grape) and visit one of the largest factories – ‘’Khareba’’. It comprises vineyards and wine producing factories, as in the east (Kvareli) as in the west part (Terjola) of Georgia. Khareba produces 50 types of wine from 25 vine varieties and has 7 places of origin (PDO). The location of the winery is impressive, as the 7.7-meter tunnel is carved in Caucasus mountains and natural temperature (12-14 degrees) inside creates superb conditions for storing and aging of wine. The tour starts from the tunnel, where you can get detailed information about the history of the winery and current position in local, worldwide markets. Have wine tasting of selected wines.

Drive back to Kisiskhevi.

Dinner and overnight in Kisiskhevi  or at Winery Mosmieri/or Schuchmann Wines Chateau & Spa

Breakfast at the hotel.

Driving distance: 152 km

Drive to Telavi city – administrative center of Kakheti region. Have excursion at Batonis Tsikhe fort, served as the residence of Kakhetian kings between 17th-18th centuries. The complex consists of King Erekle Second`s Palace, 2 churches, and a royal bathhouse. Have free time in the city and afterward head to the village of Vardisubani located 5 km from Telavi. Visit Kbilashvili family with 4 generations of Qvevri (egg-shaped earthenware vessel used for making, aging, and storing the wine) manufacturing history. Get acquainted with the Qvevri making by its master Zaza. Have lunch and taste a glass of Qvevri wine. 

Continue exploring Qvevri wines in Akhmeta town. Visit ‘’Lekso`s Winery’’ owned by a local winemaker Lekso, producing unusual blending of rare Kakhetian grape varieties. He will give you information about his winemaking history and technologies.

Drive to Tbilisi through the Tsiv-Gombori mountain range. Reach the largest wine bar-shop in Tbilisi 8000 Vintages with a great selection of Georgian fine wine. Experience 1-hour wine tasting with qualified sommelier and try some wine from other wine regions of Georgia (Kartli, Imereti, etc.).

Have free time till the evening farewell dinner at a Georgian restaurant. 

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Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • Private Transportation 

Staff:

  • Professional private guide 

Accommodation: 

  • 2 x nights-Kisiskhevi

Meals:

  • 3 x lunches in wine cellars 
  • 3 x dinners 

Wine tasting:

  • Giuani Winery
  • Okro`s Wine
  • Mosmieri Winery/ Schuchmann Wines 
  • Shilda Winery
  • Chubini Winery
  • Winery Khareba
  • Kbilashvili Qvevri making Family
  • ‘’Lekso`s wine’’ Wine Cellar
  • 8000 Vintages

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 1090 €
2 people 748 €
3-5 people 641 €
6-7 people 571
8-9 people 560 €
10-15 people 550 €
*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 - 275 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

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

Balance payment: you can pay with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts.
  • VISA/Mastercard - GEL only (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 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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OPTIONAL SERVICES

available to book for this tour:

  • Single room supplement 103 €
  • Tbilisi airport private pick up service: 25 €
  • Tbilisi airport private drop off service: 22 €
  • Double-way private transfer to/from Tbilisi airport to/from Tbilisi hotel: 40 €

 

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

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 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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