Winding the Wine Road
Georgians are proud of winemaking tradition stretched back to the early Iron Age. Many of the unearthed silver, gold and bronze artifacts of the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC bear chased imprints of the vine, grape clusters and leaves. The fertile valleys and protective slopes of the Transcaucasia were home to grapevine cultivation and Neolithic wine production for at least 8,000 years. Among the well-known winemaking regions of Georgia, Kakheti, Kartli, Imereti and Rach-Lechkhumi are the most popular. Acquaintance with the Georgian wine starts from Tbilisi; the famous statue of “Tamada” – a toast master located in old town, inspiring to explore the wine routs of the capital. The trip covers Kakheti province, east Georgia – the main wine producing region, continues to west in search of different grapes sorts. It’s obvious that due to varied micro-zones the color the tartness, the aroma bouquet as well as method of cultivation and fermentation technology differs;
It is also worth to admit, that in Kakheti, vineyards are spread on lowlands and valleys, while in Imereti, Racha and Guria vineyards are cultivated in gorges and on the slopes of the mountains.
Taste natural and endemic wines directly from clay jar “Qvevri” –listed in UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list.
Tour Itinerary & Details
Expression for the Trip:
While toast making don’t forget to say “Gaumarjos” – cheers in Georgian.
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