10 hours, 11 hours
Duration
2/10
Physicality

In this wine tour you will discover new tastes! The eastern region of Kakheti (კახეთი) is Georgia’s premier wine-producing area. Almost everywhere you go, you’ll be invited to drink a glass of wine and it’s easy to find yourself wandering around in grape fields.
Georgia is one of the world’s oldest wine making countries. It is believed that wine making and viticulture first began here in the Caucasus region around 8000 years ago, in the lands that are now Georgia. Archaeological evidence suggests that at that time, the inhabitants of this region were cultivating vines and fermenting their grapes into primitive forms of wine.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/06/foodanddrink/undiscovered-wine-regions/index.html 

We offer you to explore wine factories, homemade wine process making and taste different Georgian wines!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tbilisi
DEPARTURE TIME Morning, around 9-10am.
RETURN TIME Evening, around 8-9 pm.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, depending on the weather.
INCLUDED
Transportation English/Russian speaking guide
Wine tasting Georgian Lunch
NOT INCLUDED
Meals
Own expenses

You would visit Gremi fortress, Kvareli wine factory where you will have opportunity to taste 3 different type of wine. After this we would visit city of love, Sighnaghi and monastery of Saint Nino in Bodbe.

Additional information

LocationKakheti
DestinationBodbe, Kvareli, Sighnaghi, Gremi
Age18+
Groupsize6-8
DatesYear-round
MonthApril, August, December, February, January, July, June, March, May, November, October, September
1

9.30 AM – 11.00 AM: Transportation

  • Pick up from your hotel;
  • Travelling through Gombori pass and enjoying views;
2

11.00 AM – 12.00 AM: Gremi

 Gremi is XVI century architectural monument – the royal castle in the Kakheti region. Fortress with the Church of Archangel – is all that remains of the once thriving city of Gremi, which was the capital of Kakheti kingdom in XVI – XVII centuries. The capital was the royal residence and a very busy commercial city of the Silk Road, but in 1615 the troops of Shah Abbas I leveled the city to the ground, which the kings of Kakheti subsequently moved their capital to Telavi. Castle and church were built by King Levan, who is buried here.
  • Sightseeing of Gremi fortress;
3

12.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Kvareli wine factory

Kakheti is the most important region for winemaking, characterized by its unique vine grape varieties, unusually well suited climate, topography, and centuries of exceptional winemaking experience. On a national scale, Kakheti is home to the largest percent (65%) of Georgia’s vineyards, and almost 80% of the country’s grapes gathered here. In the heart of Kakheti, near the foothills of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, is the small city of Kvareli. This is the center of the Kakhetian wine producing region!
  • Tour in wine factory;
  • Wine degustation;
4

2.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Travel to Bodbe, Sighnaghi and lunch

A small town in eastern Georgia located on the hillside, in the historic region of Kakheti. The city was transformed into the face of Georgian tourism and is one of the most visited places in Georgia. Cozy little town, lined with buildings in the style of South Italian classicism, scenic panoramas, mountain fortress wall surrounding Sighnaghi’s old part of the town, towers around offering stunning views of the Alazani Valley – all of this will definitely leave an unforgettable impression that is going to last for a lifetime.

Bodbe is a monastery located in Kakheti, two kilometers away from the city Sighnaki. Bodbe is one of the most important shrines of Georgia, here rests the Enlightener of Georgia – Saint Nino, who brought Christianity to Georgia in 316 BC, it is one of the most venerated saints of the Georgian people. St. Nino went through the whole country, healing the sick, performing miracles and drawing people to the Christian faith. St. Nino died here at the age of 67 years and bequeathed to be buried on this land. In the valley to the north-east of the monastery there is a spring of Saint Nino. Currently, there is a bath and a small church, built in the name of the parents of St. Nino, saints Zebulon and Susanna. Bodbe murals are the most outstanding work of art XVIII – XIX centuries, it is a final stage of the medieval Georgian Fine Arts, which is characterized by ever-increasing impact of modern European art and at the same time preserving the traditions of Orthodox iconography and distinctive national features.

  • Bodbe Monastery;
  • Town sightseeing;
  • Georgian lunch + homemade wine tasting and learning about traditional wine making.
5

6.00 PM – 8.30 PM: Return

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February 5, 2017

Thank you magical caucasus group for amazing trip in Georgia

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