7 days/6 nights wine tour is for wine lovers and people interested with wine in general. It is a great opportunity to explore outstanding Georgian wine and unique and ancient wine-making culture, of which Georgians are very proud of.
-Accommodation in 3-4* hotels
-Tour Guide/translator (English, Chinese)
-Transportation inside the country
-Three meals per day; a picnic
-Visits to wine cellars, wine factories, wine bars and museums
Grand Wine Tour in Georgia
Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia, ancient city built in fifth century A.C. City is famous with its marvelous architecture, mixture of Asian and European styles. Its one of the top destinations is Old Town. Tbilisi is also known with its Sulphur Baths, which are built on top of the thermal springs, so the hot thermal water comes up naturally. The baths have relaxing and healing effect on human’s body.
- Bagrationi – Georgian sparkling wine factory
- Old town, Sulphur Baths Leselidze touristic area
- Cable car ride to Narikala Castle
- Wine bar – Karalashvili's Wine Cellar
Georgia is recognized as the oldest wine making country (8000 years) in the world. Leading experts aclaim that Georgia is a birthplace of wine and has an uninterrupted winemaking tradition. Kakheti is the most important wine region in eastern part of Georgia. It’s famous with its fascinating wine, vineyards and wine cellars. This is a place where you can find wine and hospitable families in every corner of this region.
- House museum of Alexander Chavchavadze – Tsinandali
- Sighnagi town
- Khareba wine tunnel - Kvareli
- Overnight in Tbilsi
Kartli is a historical region in central-to-eastern Georgia. It is one more notable wine making region in Georgia. It is known for its classic European style and high-quality sparkling wines.
- Jvari Monastery and breathtaking view over the confluence of Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers
- Joseph Stalin Home - Museum in Gori
- Chateau Mukhrani
- Overnight in Racha, Ambrolauri
*Gori is the city in Shida Kartli region and the hometown of Joseph Stalin, Soviet Union leader. In the museum, guests can see Stalin’s house, personal belongings and his personal railway carriage.
Racha - Lechkhumi is distinguished other regions by scarcity of vineyards and rare grape varieties. The most widespread varieties are Tsulukidze Tetra and Tsolikouri, Aleksandrouli, Mudjuretuli, Rachuli Dzelshavi, Usakhelauri and Orbeluri. Racha encompasses the bigger section of Ambrolauri district. The vineyards here are grown mostly on the slopes of River Rioni gorge. The lower Racha is renowned for Khvanchkara micro-zone. Main micro-zones of Lechkhumi district are: Tsageri, Orbeli, Alpana-Tvishi, Zubi-Okureshi. Among the most
notable wines in this region are Usakhelouri and the place of origin-named wines are Khvanchkara and Tvishi. Tvishi micro-zone climate provides high sugar content and acidity in Imeretian grape variety Tsolikouri, and exactly this micro-zone Tsolikouri is made naturally semi-sweet white wine Tvishi.
- Barakoni Church
- Winery Royal Khvanchkara
- Shaori lake – Unforgettable picnic
- Overnight in Martvili
Viticulture and wine making of these regions is situated along the Black Sea coastal area, the vineyards are at 2-4 m above sea level and extend up to 500 meters. The climate is subtropical, humid, in some areas even wetland and therefore, the vine has a long vegetation period.
Guria –Samegrelo region is probably one of the oldest centers of winemaking in Georgia. The first data antique sources just relate to Colchis. The current winemaking history of these two districts is linked with two foreigners: Scottish Jacob Mar in Guria, and French Achille Murat in Samegrelo. In the 20s of the 19th century Jacob Mar settled in Bukistsikhe and made wines cultivated in high vineyards Jani, Skhilatubni and Mtevandidi.
First of all, this region is distinguished by vine planting culture which had been almost entirely cultivated in high vineyards until the 19th century
Vintage in these regions started very late, November and sometimes lasted even until the end of January.
- Martvili Monastery Wine Cellar
- Oda family Winery
- Joyous Host local cellar – Guria
- Overnight in Joyous famous Host Guest house and farewell evening with traditional songs, meals and of course wine
- Have free time for shopping in Tbilisi
- Funiculiar ride at night
- Wine Bar