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Georgia- Cradle of wine (Kakheti-wine tour)

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Georgian wine by history is the oldest wine in Europe. Georgian wine is one of the oldest in Europe in history. The earliest evidence of viticulture and winemaking today indicates that wine culture existed in Georgia 8,000 years ago. This gives Georgia the status of a wine country. Kakheti is one of the most famous wine growing regions of Georgia.
During the wine tour, you will walk along the unique wine road that will lead you to the beautiful ancient city of love Sighnaghi. You will taste wine and visit the historical monument of the 12th century, the Bodbe Monastery. there is a tomb of holy nino.
She is revered as a saint woman who brought Christianity to Georgia and thereby founded Georgian Orthodox Christianity, as it has become today. In addition, the unique form of the Georgian Christian cross is explained by the preaching of St. Nina. After that, we will go to a unique wine tunnel in Kvareli. Learn about the centuries-old method of making wine and try different wines. This tour will help you get to know Georgia as a different wine culture.

  • Learn about the history of Georgian wine.
  • Follow the unique road of wine.
  • Visit the City of Love.
  • Visit ancient Christian monuments.
  • Taste different types of Georgian wine in a unique and rare wine cellar.
Itinerary

1Sighnaghi City

Sighnaghi or city of love is a town in Georgia’s easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Although it is one of Georgia’s smallest towns, Signagi serves as a popular tourist destination due to its location at the heart of Georgia’s wine-growing regions, as well as its picturesque landscapes, pastel houses, and narrow, cobblestone streets. Located on a steep hill, Signagi overlooks the vast Alazani Valley, with the Caucasus Mountains visible at a distance.

2Bodbe Monastery

The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and the seat of the Bishops of Bodbe located 2 km from the town of Sighnaghi, Kakheti, Georgia. Originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist of Georgians, whose relics are shrined there.

3Ikalto Monastery complex: (VI c.)

is located 8 km to the north of Telavi. The complex incorporates three churches dating back to the 6th, 9th and 12th centuries.

4Alaverdi: (VI c.)

The earliest structures of the Alaverdi Monastery date back to the 6th century, although the present day cathedral is a part the 11th century Georgian Orthodox monastery. Alaverdi is located 18 kilometers from Telavi and is one of the tallest religious buildings in Georgia. The surrounding courtyard is home to vineyards from which local monks make their own wine

5Nekresi: (IV c.)

Nekresi represents complex of ecclesiastical buildings and is one of the most important cultural centers of Georgia. Beautifully set on the hilltop in the woods the monastery includes several structures built in different periods. The oldest is a chapel of the small basilica type built in 4th century, when King Trdat, a grandson of King Mirian was on the throne; In 5-7th centuries here was erected the main temple – St. Virgin’s Church of the triple-church basilica type.

6Winery Khareba:

Winery Khareba owns an unique and rare wine cellar located in Kvareli, in the Alazani Valley. Carved inside the Caucasus mountains and opened in 1962. the cellar/tunnel is 7,7 kilometers long. The best wines of the Kakheti region have been stored and aged here for decades. The tunnel preserves a natural temperature of 12-14° Celcius with a humidity rate of 70%; the ideal conditions for wine preservation.

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