Kakheti is one of the most beautiful regions in Georgia. Seventy percent of Georgian wines are produced here. According to legends, the first vine was grown by Noah on the Ararat mountainside, which is not far from Kakheti. Contemporary archeological diggings prove that Kakhetian people knew how to grow vine in ancient times. Wine jars, stone wine presses, founded in Kakheti, are dated up to X millennium BC.
Almost every Kakhetin village is well-known for its own sort of wine; Kindzmarauli, Akhasheni, Teliani, Mukuzani; Called so because of the names of the villages where they are produced.
We visit one of the biggest wine factories in Khakheti, where you can taste and buy some wine.
There are the most beautiful and old churches in Khakheti as well.
In the 4th century, St Nino from Cappadocia adopted Georgia to Christianity (Georgia is one of the first Christian countries in the world, after Roman Empire and Armenia). That’s why she is one of the most adored saints in our country.
In Kakheti you can visit her grave. According to a legend, the place of the grave was chosen by Saint Nino. The king of Kartli, Miriam, who was the first Christian king in Georgia, wanted to transfer the relics to the capital Mtskheta, but they couldn’t move her body.
The relics of Saint Nino are in the Monastery of St. Nino, in Bodbe. There is the spring, named after her, the pilgrims believe in its healing force.
We continue our tour in Sighnaghi. One of its highlights is a wonderful fortress, built by king Irakli II on a mountainside. The fortress is almost intact. From its top you will have splendid view of Alazani valley, vineyards and mountains. The city is similar to some Italian towns, because of its narrow streets and small houses with red roofs.
You will fall in love and feel loved in Signagi, That’s why it is called the city of love.
We arrive for lunch at the Georgian family, where you will see how they live ordinary Georgians, the hostess will give a master class in Kakhetian cuisine for everyone, and the owner will treat homemade wine and chacha, tells how it is prepared.
Tsinandali is an ancestral village of one of the most famous Georgian families – Princes Chavchadze. This family gave to Georgia and to the whole world well-known politics, military leaders, poets and scientists. We will visit the prince wine-cellars with the unique collections.
You can walk in a beautiful park, surrounding the palace, like famous Russian diplomat and writer Alexander Griboedov with his young wife Nina Chavchadze.
A visit to Kakheti without visiting Alazani valley is out of question – it`s very picturesque in every season. There you can taste the real Kindzmarauli, Georgian semi sweet red wine. We will visit one of the biggest wineries. The cellar of this winery is located in the Kvareli in the old castle. There you will learn a lot of interesting things about the wine, how to choose the wine and how to drink it.
Children under 6 years – FREE
For children from 6 to 12 years – 50% discount
English speaking guide;
All entrance tickets;
Excursion and degustation in traditional Georgian winery;
Master class on Kakhetian cuisine included in the cost of lunch
Georgian SIM card with 4G/3G internet;
Soft drinks in the bus;
Individual Tour Price: (Without the cost of entrance tickets)
1 to 7 people – 600 GEL
from 7 to 15 people – 1000 GEL
Start the tour at 09-00, 20-00 return to Tbilisi
Lunch: average bill of 25 gel (Georgian cuisine master class is included in the lunch price).