Embark on a historical wine tour through the heart of Georgia’s most important wine region, Kakheti. You’ll have an early start from Tbilisi, leaving the city behind for vineyards, qvevri, tradition and fantastic wine and food. Your first stop will be in Telavi which is in the heart of wine country in Kakheti. Here you will visit a local family owned producer and taste wines and have some light snacks. After your visit to the winery you will visit a charming craftsman whose family has been making qvevri for generations. There are now only four producers of qvevri in Georgia, and you will have the opportunity to learn about this ancient tradition that is now recognized by UNESCO as a protected intangible cultural heritage. Then, you visit the ancient wine making academy at Ikalto which has recently been revived as a center of qvevri making. Following your visit to the monastery you will visit a the final local, family owned winery for a late lunch and a wine tasting before heading back to Tbilisi.
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