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 learn essential steps of the Winemaking Process.
Drop off at the hotel.