Organic Wine Tour in Kakheti, Cradle of wine
It is great opportunity to feel Georgia as a cradle of wine, we will taste different kind of wine and Georgian sweetness Churchkhela. Beside that we will know what is Georgian traditinal winemaking methods, we will visit Highlights of Kakheti like Sighnaghi Great wall, Bodbe monastery, Shumi winery and Numisi Winery. If you love wine and historical places it tour is for you.
per adult from
10 to 11 hours
What's included :
- Pick up from a hotel in Tbilisi
- Drop off at your hotel in Tbilisi
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Guide service
- 24/7 online support
- Entry/Admission - Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
- Entry/Admission - Signagi City Walls
What's excluded :
- Wine degustation in Shumi Winery (7 gel per person)
- Numisi Winery (10 gel per person)
- Entry/Admission - Kusika restaurant
- Entry/Admission - Shumi Winery
- Entry/Admission - Numisi
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Badiauri, Badiauri, Kakheti Region
On the way to Kakheti we will taste georgian traditional sweetness well known as Georgian Snikers. Churchkhela is a type of Georgian candy shaped like a sausage made from natural grape juice and different kinds of nuts. This candy is usually prepared during the harvest season in autumn for Christmas holidays. Churchkhela is extremely delicious and energizing. It is a well-known fact that Georgian soldiers used to consume them when they went to the battle.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi Georgia
Bodbe Monastery dedicated to Saint Nino is located at Bodbe, 2 km from the town of Sighnaghi, Kakheti. St. Nino is very important saint for Georgians, since she was the one who spread Christianity in our country in the 5th century. Last years of her life, she spent in Bodbe, that’s why Georgians buried St. Nino in this monastic complex.Nowadays, a lot of people come to see her tomb, as this place is very miraculous. I saw many people coming out from there with tears and I have heard many stories explaining how their wishes came true. This place keeps many secrets and stories. You will feel it already when you enter the beautiful garden which overlooks to Alazani Valley. Nuns, who live there, are taking care of it and they try to keep it as beautiful and green as it was during the life of St. Nino.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Signagi City Walls, Old Town, Signagi Georgia
Sighnaghi is a small town in the east of Georgia situated on the mountainside in the historical region of Kakheti. It was founded in the 17th century during the reign of King Erekle II of Georgia, and as locals say, it is the only city in Georgia that has fully preserved with fortification wall which is second biggest wall in the world. The great wall is crowned with 27 watchtowers and 6 gates where travelers can climb to get the magnificent view of the Alazani valley. New life of Sighnaghi started in 2007 when it changed into a European town. Its architecture with narrow cobbled streets and beautiful balconies will not leave you indifferent. The town has two central squares with wedding house where couple can marry anytime of the day. Thus, Sighnaghi is called the city of lover.You will find many cosy places, hotels and hostels to your taste, street cafes and restaurants, where you can try the home-made Kakhetian wines: Saperavi, Kindzmarauli, Rkaciteli, Mtsvane… There goes a long list.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Kusika restaurant, Sighnaghi, Georgia
After visiting The Great Wall of Sighnaghi we will have authentic lunch in local family restaurant, where we can enjoy by beautufull view of Allazani Valley.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Shumi Winery, Village Tsinandali, Kakheti, Georgia, Tsinandali 2217 Georgia
This interesting smallish winery produces wines of numerous appellations under the Shumi and Iberiuli labels and has a vineyard of 432 vine varieties, along with a museum housing some astonishingly old wine-related objects. Founded in 2001, the Shumi winery is located in Tsinandali in Georgia’s largest wine region, Kakheti. The word “Shumi” means genuine, undiluted wine. The logo of the winery is a griffin (“Phaskunji” in Georgian mythology). Shumi can invite us in their own museum which preserves ancient vessels and monuments. Beside that they will share to our guests their organic wine. So it is place which you shouldn't miss if you are interested in history of wine.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Numisi, Kvareli-Mukuzani, Velistsikhe 0199 Georgia
Numisi is a 16th century winery-museum run by a local family in Velitsikhe, Kakheti . The cellar is built in ancient classical architecture with white river stones and bricks. The cellar introduces excellent arched wine storage, with old limestone wine presser (Satsnakheli) & 33 clay pitchers (Qvevri) sunk underneath the ground, wine is so amazing and natural because of wine ageing and fermentation in Qvevri. Take a glance at the large collection of copper, glass, pottery, and timber vessels (mostly used for wine drinking), as well as the other items like woman jewelry, necklaces, rings, XVIII century wine copper kitchen utensils, old carpets and furniture- that’s why this place is also called Vine and Wine Numisi Cellar-Museum.
Here you’ll learn the Georgian method of wine-making and see all the instruments locals use.
Duration: 40 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Our guide will massage you and meet you at doorstep of your accomodation holding our company sign.
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.