Weekend Wine Tour – Kakheti, from Travel Adviser
- 8000 years of wine producing.
- Georgia is glad to host you in the main region of wine producing – Kakheti
Tour will start by sightseeing an old part of capital city of Georgia, within which you will visit Sioni Cathedral, Metekhi Church, Park Rike, Bridge of Peace, Cathedral Sameba. Using by a cable car will go up to the Narikala fortress. You can’t see a natural waterfall, in the center of a city very often, but in Tbilisi. At the end of the tour, you will taste Georgian, traditional wine, from famous vineyards of Shida Kartli, Georgia.
On the following day, you will be hosted by the main region of wine producing of Georgia, Kakheti. Innovator prince Chavchavadze and for the first time in Georgia – Qvevri wine in bottles. You will visit the unique wine repository, park and museum, at Tsnandali. Here you’ll have a chance to taste various kinds of wine and chacha, too. Telavis is waiting for you, for lunch. But first, you can see the palace of the King Erekle II and one of the main symbol of the town – a nine-century plane tree. After lunch, the way continues to the Gremi citadel, with amazing views. From there you will move to Kvareli and will visit the tunnel, under the Caucasus mountain, with wine repositories, placed in it. Attend a masterclass, about Georgian wine producing and will taste some of them. At the end of the day, go up to the Kvareli Lake, for relax.
The last day of the tour will start with participation in local vintage and accompanying activities. For example pressing grapes in wine press(Satsnakheli) by the ancient way. After dinner, visit Nekresi, with beautiful nature. Drive to Alaverdi, there are wine containers(Qvevrebi) from XVII-XVIII centuries. Nearby, taste and enjoy, by the unique Georgian product -Matsoni.
Before farewell you have enough time to visit and see by VI-XII centuries dated back monastery complex and educational hub Ikalto.
Chateau near Telavi, host you by dinner, before departure.
DAY 1: Arrival/Check in to a hotel/Tbilisi Tour/Wine degustation/Overnight in Tbilisi
DAY 2: Drive to Kakheti/Tsinandali Park & Museum+wine degustation/ Telavi-King Erekle II castle/Lunch/Gremi historic citadel/”Khareba” winery/Ilia lake/Overnight in Kvareli
DAY 3: Breakfast/Vintage with a local family in Kvareli+grape pressing/Lunch/Nekresi/Alaverdi+Matsoni degustation/chateau Mosmieri dinner/ Drive to Tbilisi/departure
- Guide service
- Accommodation in Tbilisi and Kvareli
- Museums, degustations, cable car fees
- Breakfast, lunch and farewell
*Price Depends on an Exchange Rate
**prices are given for a person in a DBL room