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Kakheti: Organic Wine Tasting Tour & Traditional Lunch

Product ID: 187299
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Immerse yourself in the 8000 years of history of natural wine making in Georgia. Taste selected artisan wines of Kakheti, and meet the vintners who produce them. See how a real Qvevri vessel is made and enjoy an organic lunch at a family winery.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your hotel or accommodation in Tbilisi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Kakheti, the legendary wine region of Georgia
  • Enjoy 2 wine tastings and a traditional lunch at selected artisan wineries
  • Meet one of the three remaining Qvevri makers in Georgia and learn about the significance of their craft
  • Find out more about the Georgian wine making tradition and history from a local guide with affinity for wines
  • Take in the scenery of Kakheti, including Gombori Pass, Telavi, and Signagi
Full description
This tour focuses on the traditional wines of Kakheti, wines that are produced in special cellars in big clay vessels called Qvevris. These natural wines continue an 8000-year-old tradition of wine making in the region and you are invited to taste selected artisan wines on this tour, including the unique Amber wines.

The tour starts with pickup from your hotel or apartment in Tbilisi and takes you to Kakheti region, through the mountain pass of Gombori, where you can enjoy a moment of silence surrounded by beautiful panoramic views. Your first stop will be the workshop of one of only 3 remaining Qvevri makers in Georgia, where you will see how a Qvevri vessel is made, learn why it is buried underground and even taste some wine directly from a Qvevri.

You will continue to a family winery in Telavi, where a traditional lunch with wine is waiting for you. Meet the winemakers and learn about the history of their vineyard throughout the ages. After lunch, you can visit the recently renovated Telavi Fort or the famous market of Telavi, where you can sample and buy local products. Next is an artisan winery in Signagi, where you can taste 5 different wines while enjoying the view over the Alazani Valley from the terrace. From there it's only 2 hours to reach Tbilisi, where the tour ends.
Includes
  • A wine tasting of 4 local wines paired with snacks
  • A wine tasting of 3 local wines and a traditional lunch
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or accommodation
  • Private transportation in a comfortable car
  • Professional guide with an affinity for wine
What’s Not Included
  • Wine for purchase (optional and limited number of bottles)
  • Any other food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Participants must be 18 years old or over to enjoy the wine tastings
• Please note that it is possible to purchase the wine at the wineries, but the maximum number of bottles that can be purchased is limited
Organized by

Real Georgia Tours

Product ID: 187299