Wine And Culinary Tours
Georgia is a cradle of wine. The fertile valleys of the South Caucasus house the source of the cultivated grapevines and neolithic wine production, from over 8,000 years ago. The roots of Georgian viticulture have been traced back by archaeology to when people of the South Caucasus discovered that wild grape juice turned into wine when it was left buried through the winter in a shallow pit. This knowledge was nourished by experience, and from 6000 BC inhabitants of the current Georgia were cultivating grapes and burying clay vessels called kvevris, in which to ferment and store their wine at ground temperature. Many wineries still employ the same wine making techniques that existed thousands of years ago. This wine making method was Inscribed By UNEESCO in 2013 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Viticulture still holds a prominent role in the country's ethos. More than 500 indigenous grape varieties are still vinified here. Wine plays a vital role in everyday life and in the celebration of secular and religious events and rituals. Wine cellars are still considered the holiest places in the family homes. The tradition of wine making defines the lifestyle of local communities and forms an inseparable part of their cultural identity and inheritance, with wine and vines frequently evoked in Georgian oral traditions and songs.
The country's extensive wine history, culture, and gastronomy make it extremely attractive for international visitors. This hidden gem of the wine world is now accessible for travelers and wine lovers to discover ancient traditions of winemaking through Georgian wine regions.
Our team offers you exclusive wine and culinary tours in all wine producing regions of Georgia.
Use this unique opportunity to visit small wineries, taste the best varieties of Georgian natural wines paired with mouth-watering local dishes, have genuine interaction with the hosts and learn about the rich history of the country's viticulture.