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Private wine tour to Kakheti region

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    Stop At: Shumi Winery, Tsinandali 2217 Georgia

    On first stop we are going to be hosted by citizen of Kakheti-George who will show how Georgians are living in winery region. We see wonderful house and view from his home. We are having a coffee break hear and then continuing our tour.
    Afterwards we tend to taste wine at “Shumi”. “Wine company SHUMI” is one of the leaders among producers of high quality Georgian wines. In ancient Georgia, The world “Shumi” meant genuine, undiluted wine. It has long since been used as a defining term for the best wine. The logo of the company is a griffin (“Phaskunji” in Georgian mythology), which according to an ancient legend, brought the very first brunch of grapes to the people. It was from these grapes that people started growing wines on Earth.
    The main advantage if the “Wine company SHUMI” is a full circle of production in a so called “closed cycle”, implying all stages of wine-making, from growing and harvesting grapes to producing and bottling finished wine in brand-name bottles and realizing it through distinguished trading outlets with impeccable reputation.
    “SHUMI” produces almost all types of Georgian wine from the high quality category list (analogous to Bordeaux wine AOC). In addition, the company uses its unique technology to produce “lori” brandy, “Kahetian Chacha” and “Kahetian Chacha special” grape grappas aged in oak barrels, an organic (bio) wine and an original, natural beverage made by excusive technology, named “Zigu”. Here you are offered degustation of wine (optional) and tasting some Georgian traditional sweets “Churchkhela” (Georgian snickers).

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, Chavchavadze St. 55, Kvareli 383320 Georgia

    Next stop is at “JSC Kindzmarauli Corporation”. The history of Corporation Kindzmarauli dates back to 1533, and is connected with the construction of the Kvareli fortress. According to the degree of King Levan Didi of Kakheti, the wine marani (cellar) was erected in conjunction with other royal buildings. This wine cellar produced wine and molasses (badagi) exclusively for the royal families for much of its history, and now has opened to the wider local and international market. Since the 70s, the vineyards have been passed through several owners, and changed into Joint Stock Company status. Corporation Kindzmarauli's 433 wineskins yield 866 sapalne (Georgian measure of capacity) or 27,712 chapi (Georgian measure of capacity), equal to 600,000 bottles per year. They export to 10 countries, and have cognac spirits with 3-23 years of aging.
    Corporation Kindzmarauli feels strongly that when tasting their wine, the consumer should be able to feel, taste, and smell the unique features of the place in which the vines were cultivated, to get acquainted with traditions and history that are connected with the vineyards, and to embrace the traditions and customs of the vineyard's ancestors. Thus, the company only produces special and traditional wines that have the right to bear the place of origin's name and identity. After having an excursion in winery factory, you can taste some wine and then we drive to “Ilia Lake”.
    Ilia lake is called so in honor of famous Georgian writes of beginning of XX century – Ilia Chavchavadze, is handmade lake in the north part of Kakheti, Alazani valley, near town Kvareli, where are Saperavi grape yards, for wine Kindzmarauli. Around the lake are located cafes, park, and is being built hotel. Tourists often visit the lake during Kakheti tour, to have some rest, locals come here to spend whole day near water, and rest.
    Ilia Lake resort is located right in the heart of Kakheti, east of the town of Kvareli, at the foothills of the southern slopes of Caucasian mountains. Beautiful nature, fresh air, fantastic boulevard, sport stadiums, boats and cycles for rent, cycling ways around the lake, good restaurants and cafes. Here's everything to spend great time and have dinner. Tour ends approximately at 21:00p.m. and we bring you directly to your living point.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    It was a very great tour with pick up at the hotel at 09.30 and returned actually almost 12 hours later. We had stops at three different wineries, all of them very good. We were also shown other places and points of interest during the...More

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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This was a full day tour, from morning to evening. We were picked up at the hotel at 9.30 and returned to Tbilisi around 9 p.m. at the evening. The driver was very nice, informative and funny to talk to, with lot of interesteing information...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Our third day in Georgia we had the private wine tour to Kakheti region. The sightseeing and photo opportunities were amazing, the wine was delicious and very reasonably priced. What added to perfection was Gamarjoba’s team. Ioane and Natalie. By the end of the tour...More

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    Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

    We asked for a private tour with custom times as we did not have the whole day, and they went a great lengths to accommodate our needs. The company is very precise they contacted us through whatsapp and arranged everything with us and we were...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

    10/10, if you are thinking to visit Georgia think about this local trip agency as they are VERY professional, punctual, young and dynamic. Ask them for Roman so you will enjoy your holidays even more.

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Response from Cdmogulski | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there. We did the tour recently and it is correct that lunch is not included. It wasn’t an issue though as there was a small restaurant with local cuisine available at a very low cost, so it worked out quite well. I hope... More
    May 21, 2019|
    Response from Cdmogulski | Reviewed this property |
    There are loads of hotels to choose from and most at a low cost. I would advise something close to the city Centre. We hired a car from the airport and found it very useful. I would highly recommend having google maps or... More
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