Posted by City Sightseeing Tbilisi: 2007-07-20   |   Alazani Valley and its endless grape fields!
Our Kakheti tour offers a day in one of the most beautiful regions in Georgia. The very best wines come from Kakheti. Almost three-quarters of the county's wine grapes are grown here. Archaological findings have suggested that wine has been produced here for several thousand years. Almost every village in Kaketi is well known for its own sort of wine, such as Kindzmarauli, Akhasheni, Teliani, Mukuzani. Wines are named after the places where they are produced.
Trip to Kakheti includes several tourist destination, such as Monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe, Sighnaghi – City of Love. On our way we will taste georgian bread called puri. Puri is traditionally baked in a deep circular clay oven called tone. During the harvest season, we will also visit one of the biggest wine factories in Khakheti, where you can taste and buy wine.
Excursion is accompanied with the guide in English and Russian, and provides best value for families, friends, couples and solo travellers.
We will visit:
- The Monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe - Originally was built in the 9th Century. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia. Monastery holds the tomb of ST. Nino, the Cappadocian maiden who converted Georgian people to Chtistianity as early as 337 AD. It has a breathtaking view of the Alazani valley and snowcapped Caucasus mountains.
- Sighnaghi – City of Love. It is the prettiest town in Kaheti. Sighnagi orginally was developed in the 18th century by King Erekle II. The defensive walles and 28 towers were built by him against Lezgian invasion. The city has wonderful views over the Alazani valley to the Caucasus beyond. After walk we will have a traditional dinner with workshop, where you will learn how to cook traditional meals. You can also taste traditional candies,with grape juice – Churchkhela and Pelamushi.
- Lunch in the collorated family Georgian restaurant in the winery company. Visiting the winery company includes the tasting of the best wines. Inspection of the winery equipped with the latest installations, as well as a wine cellar with more than 50,000 bottles of aged wine and will observe the process of wine spilling. Around the wine company is broken a vineyard with an area of 50 hectares. The guests will have the opportunity to visit the cellar in which there are ancient Kvevri and the press, the home-brewed Chachi apparatus. The guests will also have the opportunity to taste Georgian traditional dishes together with delicious wine, take part in baking bread, preparing churchchel and Georgian dishes. In accordance with the season, you can be present at the process of harvesting and squeezing grapes. At the end of the tour, the most beautiful is to enjoy the beautiful view of the Caucasus Mountains on the veranda and take a walk in the recreational park, which is divided around the enterprise. District, from where the amazing view of the Caucasian ridge and the Alazani valley opens. We can also hold a banquet in the winery company!
Masster classes: baking Georgian bread and cooking Churchchely (Georgian Snickers) for guests of our company for free!