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Imereti Wine Tour 2

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Vartsikhe Winery

Vartsikhe Winery

Vartsikhe Winery

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Imereti Wine Tour 2

Starts from: Kutaisi

Best Time: All year 

Type: Private Full day trip

Total Distance: 75 km

Duration: 8 hours 

One-day Private Wine Tour to Imereti introduces to wine enthusiasts one of the significant western winemaking regions of Georgia. It combines diverse degustation sites: a medium-sized winery, a local wine cellar, and a wine bar. Participants can taste wine made by Imeretian grape varieties and get acquainted with the Imeretian winemaking traditions.

Itinerary


Day to day

Morning pick-up from Kutaisi hotel. 

Head to one of the towns of Imereti region Baghdati located near the Ajameti reserve. The geographic location of wine yards and humid subtropical climate provides the best conditions for producing high acidic wines in a small amount. The first wine spot is in Vartsikhe Marani (cellar) with the same name as the village, owning wine yards as in the west as in the east part of Georgia. Wines here are made in ‘’Churi’’ (Qvevri is called ‘’Churi’’ in the Imereti region) by traditional technologies, which give the wine reach phenolic compounds. Walk along the wine yards, discover and get information about the endemic grape varieties of Tsiskha, Tsolikauri, Krakhuna, Otskhanuri Sapere, Aleksandrouli, etc, end the tour in Varsikhe with wine tasting of these unique wines.

Afterward, continue the tour to another village of Baghdati town - Obcha, visit a small family winery – Baia`s Wine Cellar. Young sisters of Abuladze family Bai and Gvantsa trying to bring new life to the region's viticulture. They are the perfect example of young motivated women continuing family traditions. Bai is responsible for white grape varieties producing and marketing, while Gvantsa monitors red grape ones. Have traditional Imeretian lunch with wine tasting.

Drive back to Kutaisi and visit the wine bar – ‘’Sapere’’ which is named after the widespread red grape varieties (Otskhanuri Sapere) in West Georgia, mostly in the Imereti viticulture region. The bar stimulates and collects wine from local small wineries, as they claim that the unique and exclusive wine can be found in small cellars as a result of winemaker`s hard work. Taste 4 different types of wine with Imeretian snacks and listen to a story of each bottle of wine`s making process. 

Drop off to the hotel.

Inclusions


Included

  • Transportation
  • Professional Guide service
  • 1 x Lunch
  • 3 x Wine tastings
  • 2x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
  • All entrance fees per program
  • Taxes

Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • More Beverages not mentioned in the itinerary

Prices


Prices

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 225
2 people € 137
3-5 people € 103
6-7 people € 89
8-9 people € 79
10-15 people € 78
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 - 39 €
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

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 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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