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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:26

One-Day Trip to Kakheti Region – The Land of Wine

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One-day wine tour to Kakheti is a fascinating journey to the eastern part of Georgia to enjoy the mountain scenery, picturesque villages, ancient temples and one-way life of the locals.

Sights: Telavi, Schuchmann Winery, Gremi, Twins Winery Duration: 10-12 hrs Price: from $115*

One-day wine tour to Kakheti is a fascinating journey to the eastern part of Georgia to enjoy the mountain scenery, picturesque villages, ancient temples and one-way life of the locals. The Georgian medieval monuments such as Gremi and others are awaiting you. Tasting unique Georgian wines and an acquaintance with the secrets of winemakers from Kisikhevi and Napareuli is a special zest of this tour to Kakheti.

Itinerary:

Tbilisi – Telavi – Schuchmann Winery – Gremi – Twins Winery – Tbilisi At 09:00, depart towards the Kakheti region of Georgia, the cradle of Georgian wine. Beautiful road to Kakheti lies through Gombori pass (2 h, 100 km). Our first stop will be in Telavi, the administrative and historic center of the region. Short stop at the monument to Erekli II.

Continue to Schuchmann Château in Kisikhevi village. Explore wine production facilities and have traditional lunch accompanied with finest wines produced from famous Georgian grape varieties: Saperavi, Mtsvane, and Kisi. Drive to Gremi architectural complex, 16th century royal residence and the capital of Kakheti Kingdom. Gloomy and monumental, the Gremi castle is one of the most visited tourist points in Georgia.

Final stop for today is a private winery «Twins Wine Cellar» in Napareuli village. The premises of the winery include vast vineyard, museum of traditional Georgian winemaking in qvevri, and facilities for various workshops. Try yourself at baking Georgian bread puri, cooking national dessert churchkhela, harvesting and squeezing grapes for wine (subject to seasonality). An excellent round-up of the tour will be tasting five different wines produced at Twins Winery according to Georgian traditional technology of winemaking in qvevri. Return to Tbilisi.

Take to trip: appropriate footwear, water, raincoat, suntan lotion & hat

Price includes:

1. All transfers as per itinerary;

2. English speaking guide;

3. Lunch and wine tasting at Schuchmann Chateau;

4. Wine tasting, bread and sweets master-classes in Twins Winery;

5. Entrance tickets to Gremi complex;

6. Mineral water (0,5l per person per day).

 

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