Morning pick-up from Kutaisi hotel. Guide will greet you at the hotel lobby holding the name board. As the tour is private, we start upon your convenience, but we suggest at 10:00.
After greeting, drive to resort town Tskhaltubo located in 15 km from Kutaisi. Visit the young household descendant of famous Georgian writer Otia Ioseliani at Otia's Ezo. The area combines the house-museum of the writer, winery and a house yard. The young couple runs the house and offers the authentic wine, local cuisine and fresh fruits. Have wine tasting of three types of Imeretian wines at the ''Ioseliani family''.
From there, continue the tour to Chateau Chikovani, in the village Gordi, Khoni province. Chikovani complex integrates a hotel, restaurant, wine cellar, and yard. The wine tour starts from Chikovani wine yard, where black sea coastal zone grape variety Chkhaveri is cultivated. It continues to wine cellar designed in Imeretian style, submerged churi – a local traditional clay jar used for wine fermentation and aging. Different pieces of tools in traditional Georgian winemaking can be found in the cellar, e.g. orshimo – a pumpkin scoop that is used to take the wine out of the qvevri vessel. Excursion in the Chateau finishes with wine tasting and lunch.
Drive back to Kutaisi and visit the wine gallery Satsnakheli, which represents a plane wood foot stumping wine press in Georgian language. The wine bar is impressive with traditional interior design and a wide selection of exclusive, distinctive wines from different regions of the country. Degustate of 4 assorts of wine variteies and get detailed information about Imeretian wine characteristics (color, aromas, etc) by a sommelier.
We drop you off to the hotel and wish to greet you on Georgian rouads again!