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Wine Land - Kakheti Tour

Wine Land - Kakheti Tour Packages
Country: Georgia
City: Kakheti
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Wine Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Kakheti region is famous for its wine traditions, the hospitality of local people, and historical sites.

We visit the estate of Georgian dukes Chavchavadze in Tsinandali. Visit the museum and walk in the garden. Continue to the administrative center of the Kakheti region – Telavi. Lunch in Telavi in a private house with a beautiful view of the Great Caucasus mountains. Visit Alaverdi cathedral (11th century). Continue to visit a farmer’s house to see a unique 300-year-old wine cellar. We get acquainted with the Georgian way of wine-making, quite different from the European one, and drink typical Georgian wine straight from the clay jars. Return to Tbilisi.

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Explore More About Kakheti:

Kakheti is a region formed in the 1990s in eastern Georgia from the historical province of Kakheti and the small, mountainous province of Tusheti. Telavi is its capital. The region comprises eight administrative districts: Telavi, Gurjaani, Qvareli, Sagarejo, Dedoplistsqaro, Signagi, Lagodekhi, and Akhmeta.

If you are familiar with Georgian wine, you have likely heard of Kakheti Region. The nation’s foremost wine region, it produces nearly three-quarters of the country's wine grapes, which are grown on land that has been dedicated to viticulture for thousands of years.

Kakheti is well-known not only for its wine, but also for the hardworking, joyful, and good-natured people who live there. Kakhetians are an ethnographic subgroup of Georgians concentrated primarily in the Kakheti Region. Around half a million Kakhetians are currently living in Kakheti, the vast majority of whom speak the Kakhetian dialect of Georgian and who identify as Orthodox Christians.

Kakheti is an interesting place in terms of its culture and customs. Kakhetian folklore is noteworthy. Khakhetian folk songs Mravalzhamieri, Tsintskaro, Urmuli, Makruli, and others and well-known. "Chakrulo" was introduced to the world. As it is well known this important sample of Georgian folklore was sent into space. Tush folklore is also a part of the diversity of Kakheti region. Many public or religious holidays are celebrated in Kakheti, such as Alaverdoba, Iliaoba, Gremkalakoba, Erekleoba, Pirosmanoba, and others.

The best time to go is on a sunny day, April-June or September-October if you don’t like to be too hot. Autumn is beautiful with the leaves putting on bright colors and fun at the time of rtveli - grape harvesting and wine-making – you can make some yourself in from mid-September to mid-October.

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