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Wine Tour
Tbilisi- Georgia
4 Days
30 Persons
English
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Brief

It has been archeologically proven that the roots of Georgian viticulture are between 7000 and 5000 BC, when peoples f South Caucasus discovered that wild grape juice turned into wine when is was left buried. Through the winter in a shallow pit. This knowledge was nourished by experience, and from 4000 BC Georgians were cultivating grapes and burying clay vessels, Kvevri, in which to store their wine ready for serving at perfect ground temperature. When filled with the fermented juice of the harvest, the Kvevri are topped with a wooden lid and then covered and sealed with earth. Some may remain entombed for up to 50 years. Wine and grapevine have both acquired special meaning for Georgian nation. They both became indivisible part of their culture. Wine bears important role for Orthodox Christianity. It is associated with Jesus Christ’s blood during fulfillment secret of commune. This tradition takes its authorship by Christ when he shared his “blood and meet” (wine and bread) with 12 apostles on secret feast. Grapevine is an important element even in the legend of Georgian Christianity. The saint Nino who brought Christianity in Georgia, was armed with Grapevine Cross tied by her curls. Georgia is well known by its folklore also and many of them glory vine. I would highlight “You are Grapevine”, the hymn composed by Demetre, son of Georgian king David the Builder. One can find vine ornaments on the walls and facades of Georgian churches and monasteries.

Tour Detail

Day 1
Tsinandali-Twins Cellar-Shumi

Meeting at the airport and drave to Tsinandali. Have excursion and wine tasting. Visit house museum of Prince Aleksandre Chavchavadze, with beautiful garden and wine cellar, where we will taste 5 sorts of wine. Aleksandre Chavchavadze inherited this village, lying in the Alazani River valley, from his father, Prince Garsevan. He refurbished the estate, constructed a new Italianate palace and built a decorative garden in 1835. It was the place where Chavchavadze frequently entertained foreign guests with music, wit and most
especially – the fine vintages made at his estate winery (Marani). Familiar with European ways, Cahvchavadze built Georgia’s oldest and largest winery where he combined European and centuries-long Georgian winemaking traditions. The highly regarded dry white Tsinandali is still produced there. From Tsinandali we drive to Twins Cellar with tasting 3 sorts of wine and “Chacha”, Georgian bread “Shoti”, Imeretian cheese “Sulguni” and season fruit. Here you can also see old earthen crocks (“Kvevri”), where different types of wine are stored. Afterwards drive to one of the most famous wine factories in Georgia “Shumi”. Wine Company Shumi was once more successful at the International Wine Competion held in London- “International Wine Chalenge 2008”. The following wines were awarded: “Shumi” (dry white) – Certificate; “Tsinandali” (dry white) – certificate; “Shumi” (dryred) – Bronze; “Saperavi” (dry red) – Bronze. Make Excursion, tasting 3 sorts of wine, Georgian bread “Shoti”, cheese and fruit. Drive to Telavi city. First archeological findings from Telavi date back to Bronze Age. One of the earliest surviving accounts of Telavi is from 2nd century AD, by Greek geographer Claudus Ptolemaeus, who mentions the name
Teleda (a reference to Telavi). Telavi began to transform into a fairly important and large political and administrative center in the 8th century AD. Interesting information on Telavi is provided in the records by an Arab geographer Al-Muqaddasi of the 10th century, who
mentions Telavi along with such important cities of that time’s Caucasus as Tbilisi, Shamkhor, Ganja, Shemakha and Shirvan. Speaking about the population of Telavi, Al- Muqaddasi points out that for the most part is consisted of Christians. Overnight in Telavi.

Day 2
Schuchman wines Georgia-Teliany Valley- Alaverdi
After breakfast drive to “Schuchman wines Georgia” wine factory. On his travels, wine connoisseur Burkhard Schuchmann discovered Georgia and its longstanding wine tradition. He soon recognized the potential of the Caucasus-sheltered grape variaties such as Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Mtsvane, Ojaleshi and Kisi – to name but a few – from which great wines are made. Having traveled countless kilometers across Kakheti and surveyed scores of vineyards along with viticulturists and other experts, he worked out a plan to both
ensure and even enhance to European standards the quality of Georgian grapes by applying “sustainable wine-growing and wine-aging methods”. The Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with the Ministry of Economic Development and the National Investment Agency, have jointly held the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Competition the purpose of wich was to determine the best company of 2008 in the field of small and medium business. Have excursion and wine tasting. Afterwards drive to Teliany Valley one of the most famous wine factories of Georgia. Make excursion, tasting 3 sorts of
wine, Georgian bread “Shoti”, cheese “Sulguni and fruit. Drive to Alaverdi Cathedral, wich was the highest church before building Tbilisi St. Trinity Church. Architecture of Alaverdi is one of most outstanding examples of Kakhetian and Georgian Architecture. The monastery
was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi and then a small village and former pagan religious center dedicated to the Moon. At the beginning of the 11th century, Kakhetian King Kvirike the Great built a cathedral, today known as Alaverdi Cathedral, in the place of small church of St. George. At a height of over 55 meters, Alaverdi Cathedral is the second tallest religious building in Georgia, after the recently consecrated Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral. It is the focus of the
annual religious celebration Alaverdoba. Wine house produces its own vintage wine, wich is decorated with appropriate etiquette and production history. Guests can bottle wine wich they take out of “Kvevri” with their own hands and purchase it in a sealed condition.
Professional sommelier lead the wine tasting for you. Tasting 3 sorts of wine. Overnight in Kvareli.

Day 3
Gremi-Winery Khareba and Gvirabi
Drive to Gremi monastery which is a 16th century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. Since 2007 the monuments of Gremi have been proposed for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Afterwards visit Winery Khareba, which produces wine from the harvest gathered from its own vineyards by using ancient conventional methods and modern technologies. The Company’s wines are being aged and cared in the unique 7.5 km long wine keeping tunnel. Winery Khareba produces wine by European, Imeretian and Kakhetian technologies. The product assortment
includes: appellation of origin Wines, Wines with 1-3 years aging in French oak barrels, Original dry table wines, Dry and semi-dry sparkling wines using bottle method with minimum 12 month of aging, Kvevri Wines and Grape seed oil. Visit Wine Tunnel (Gvirabi)
and tasting 4 sorts of wine, making “Churchkhela”, Chacha Degustation and Baking Georgian bread “Shoti”. Overnight in Kvareli.

Day 4
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure

Price Detail
Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Wine Tour
Tbilisi, Georgia
4 Days
30 Persons
English
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Brief

It has been archeologically proven that the roots of Georgian viticulture are between 7000 and 5000 BC, when peoples f South Caucasus discovered that wild grape juice turned into wine when is was left buried. Through the winter in a shallow pit. This knowledge was nourished by experience, and from 4000 BC Georgians were cultivating grapes and burying clay vessels, Kvevri, in which to store their wine ready for serving at perfect ground temperature. When filled with the fermented juice of the harvest, the Kvevri are topped with a wooden lid and then covered and sealed with earth. Some may remain entombed for up to 50 years. Wine and grapevine have both acquired special meaning for Georgian nation. They both became indivisible part of their culture. Wine bears important role for Orthodox Christianity. It is associated with Jesus Christ’s blood during fulfillment secret of commune. This tradition takes its authorship by Christ when he shared his “blood and meet” (wine and bread) with 12 apostles on secret feast. Grapevine is an important element even in the legend of Georgian Christianity. The saint Nino who brought Christianity in Georgia, was armed with Grapevine Cross tied by her curls. Georgia is well known by its folklore also and many of them glory vine. I would highlight “You are Grapevine”, the hymn composed by Demetre, son of Georgian king David the Builder. One can find vine ornaments on the walls and facades of Georgian churches and monasteries.

Tour Detail

Day 1
Tsinandali-Twins Cellar-Shumi

Meeting at the airport and drave to Tsinandali. Have excursion and wine tasting. Visit house museum of Prince Aleksandre Chavchavadze, with beautiful garden and wine cellar, where we will taste 5 sorts of wine. Aleksandre Chavchavadze inherited this village, lying in the Alazani River valley, from his father, Prince Garsevan. He refurbished the estate, constructed a new Italianate palace and built a decorative garden in 1835. It was the place where Chavchavadze frequently entertained foreign guests with music, wit and most
especially – the fine vintages made at his estate winery (Marani). Familiar with European ways, Cahvchavadze built Georgia’s oldest and largest winery where he combined European and centuries-long Georgian winemaking traditions. The highly regarded dry white Tsinandali is still produced there. From Tsinandali we drive to Twins Cellar with tasting 3 sorts of wine and “Chacha”, Georgian bread “Shoti”, Imeretian cheese “Sulguni” and season fruit. Here you can also see old earthen crocks (“Kvevri”), where different types of wine are stored. Afterwards drive to one of the most famous wine factories in Georgia “Shumi”. Wine Company Shumi was once more successful at the International Wine Competion held in London- “International Wine Chalenge 2008”. The following wines were awarded: “Shumi” (dry white) – Certificate; “Tsinandali” (dry white) – certificate; “Shumi” (dryred) – Bronze; “Saperavi” (dry red) – Bronze. Make Excursion, tasting 3 sorts of wine, Georgian bread “Shoti”, cheese and fruit. Drive to Telavi city. First archeological findings from Telavi date back to Bronze Age. One of the earliest surviving accounts of Telavi is from 2nd century AD, by Greek geographer Claudus Ptolemaeus, who mentions the name
Teleda (a reference to Telavi). Telavi began to transform into a fairly important and large political and administrative center in the 8th century AD. Interesting information on Telavi is provided in the records by an Arab geographer Al-Muqaddasi of the 10th century, who
mentions Telavi along with such important cities of that time’s Caucasus as Tbilisi, Shamkhor, Ganja, Shemakha and Shirvan. Speaking about the population of Telavi, Al- Muqaddasi points out that for the most part is consisted of Christians. Overnight in Telavi.

Day 2
Schuchman wines Georgia-Teliany Valley- Alaverdi
After breakfast drive to “Schuchman wines Georgia” wine factory. On his travels, wine connoisseur Burkhard Schuchmann discovered Georgia and its longstanding wine tradition. He soon recognized the potential of the Caucasus-sheltered grape variaties such as Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Mtsvane, Ojaleshi and Kisi – to name but a few – from which great wines are made. Having traveled countless kilometers across Kakheti and surveyed scores of vineyards along with viticulturists and other experts, he worked out a plan to both
ensure and even enhance to European standards the quality of Georgian grapes by applying “sustainable wine-growing and wine-aging methods”. The Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with the Ministry of Economic Development and the National Investment Agency, have jointly held the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Competition the purpose of wich was to determine the best company of 2008 in the field of small and medium business. Have excursion and wine tasting. Afterwards drive to Teliany Valley one of the most famous wine factories of Georgia. Make excursion, tasting 3 sorts of
wine, Georgian bread “Shoti”, cheese “Sulguni and fruit. Drive to Alaverdi Cathedral, wich was the highest church before building Tbilisi St. Trinity Church. Architecture of Alaverdi is one of most outstanding examples of Kakhetian and Georgian Architecture. The monastery
was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi and then a small village and former pagan religious center dedicated to the Moon. At the beginning of the 11th century, Kakhetian King Kvirike the Great built a cathedral, today known as Alaverdi Cathedral, in the place of small church of St. George. At a height of over 55 meters, Alaverdi Cathedral is the second tallest religious building in Georgia, after the recently consecrated Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral. It is the focus of the
annual religious celebration Alaverdoba. Wine house produces its own vintage wine, wich is decorated with appropriate etiquette and production history. Guests can bottle wine wich they take out of “Kvevri” with their own hands and purchase it in a sealed condition.
Professional sommelier lead the wine tasting for you. Tasting 3 sorts of wine. Overnight in Kvareli.

Day 3
Gremi-Winery Khareba and Gvirabi
Drive to Gremi monastery which is a 16th century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. Since 2007 the monuments of Gremi have been proposed for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Afterwards visit Winery Khareba, which produces wine from the harvest gathered from its own vineyards by using ancient conventional methods and modern technologies. The Company’s wines are being aged and cared in the unique 7.5 km long wine keeping tunnel. Winery Khareba produces wine by European, Imeretian and Kakhetian technologies. The product assortment
includes: appellation of origin Wines, Wines with 1-3 years aging in French oak barrels, Original dry table wines, Dry and semi-dry sparkling wines using bottle method with minimum 12 month of aging, Kvevri Wines and Grape seed oil. Visit Wine Tunnel (Gvirabi)
and tasting 4 sorts of wine, making “Churchkhela”, Chacha Degustation and Baking Georgian bread “Shoti”. Overnight in Kvareli.

Day 4
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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