Breakfast at hotel.
On this day we begin with a visit to the Lagazi Wine Cellar. Founded in 2013, Lagazi is a family wine cellar located in village Zemo Alvani where wine is made according to Georgian traditional method – in qvevri. In the Lagazi family wine cellar guests are acquainted with traditional methods of winemaking in qvevri, offered natural wine made from rare local grape varieties, and offered lunch with traditional Georgian dishes.
The main aim of their wine cellar is to produce pure and to revive the production of wine from forgotten indigenous vine varieties. Here, you'll have the chance to taste three different types of wine.
Then take a scenic drive to Kbilashvili Winery and have Qvevri Workshop. Here, you'll get a unique opportunity to visit a family-owned winery. The Kbilashvili family has been making wine for four generations, and you'll see how they craft enormous qvevris, traditional Georgian clay vessels used for winemaking. It's a fascinating glimpse into their time-honored tradition.
Our next stop is Tinandali Estate. Here, we'll get to try five different kinds of wine. Tinandali Estate also has the House Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze, where they first made bottled wine in the 19th century. Alexander Chavchavadze was a nobleman and a famous poet from the 19th century. He created a special place with a garden, winery, and a wine collection, which has now become a museum and a spot for wine enthusiasts.
After you explore Tinandali Estate, our next stop is Shumi Winery. The winery is known for cultivating a variety of indigenous Georgian grape varieties, such as Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, and Mtsvane, in its well-tended vineyards. Shumi Winery is particularly recognized for its use of both traditional and modern winemaking techniques. Here, you'll have the chance to taste three different kinds of wine.
Overnight in Chateau Mere