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.
We offer you to explore wine factories, homemade wine process making and taste different Georgian wines!
|DEPARTURE TIME||Morning, around 9-10am.|
|RETURN TIME||Evening, around 8-9 pm.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, depending on the weather.|
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.
|Destination||Bodbe, Kvareli, Sighnaghi, Gremi|
|Month||April, August, December, February, January, July, June, March, May, November, October, September|
9.30 AM – 11.00 AM: Transportation
- Pick up from your hotel;
- Travelling through Gombori pass and enjoying views;
11.00 AM – 12.00 AM: Gremi
- Sightseeing of Gremi fortress;
12.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Kvareli wine factory
- Tour in wine factory;
- Wine degustation;
2.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Travel to Bodbe, Sighnaghi and lunch
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.
6.00 PM – 8.30 PM: Return