Total driving distance: 254 km (4 hr 39 min)
9:00 -Morning pick-up from the hotel. Drive to Kakheti, which borders the Greater Caucasus mountain range to the North. First stop is at village Tsinandali, the residence of notable Kakhetian nobleman Alexandre Chavchavadze, the poet and founder of the first wine factory in 19th c. Walk in the unique English-French garden, prominent for its varieties of blooming plants brought from different parts of the world, and have a glass of wine at the historical winery.
From Tsinandali estate we continue to Shumi winery located nearby the house-museum. Shumi offers guided tour of the garden, cellar and small museum attached to the administration building. Have wine tasting of three variety of products and snacks.
Next stop is the village Napareuli located on the other side of Alazani river valley. Twin’s Wine Cellar is a delightful agro- winery and a vineyard site. You can enjoy wine museum here, very detailed and impressive representation of wine fermentation process. Family lunch and wine tasting is served by host.
After lunch visit Telavi town. Relaxing sightseeing of main square and drive back to Tbilisi.
Dzveli (Old) & Axali (New) Shuamta monasteries are located on the way back to Tbilisi, nested deep inside the forested Gombori Mountains. *Optional visits to Shuamta is available upon request.
In the evening return back to Tbilisi.