Grape Harvesting Tour

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Grape Harvesting Tour
In Vino Veritas

Along with the beautiful landscapes, Georgians love autumn because of the grape harvesting ceremony, which is called Rtveli in Georgian. Georgia is generally considered the 'cradle of wine' , as archaeologists have traced the world's first known wine creation back to the people of the South Caucasus in 6,000 BC. These early Georgians discovered grape juice could be turned into wine by burying it underground for the winter. The culture of wine and vine is an essential part of Georgian identity, which has been reflected in art, poetry, prose and architecture. During the Rtveli tour, you can taste various kinds of Georgian wine, have a traditional dinner and take part in an extremely joyful grape picking process to get to know the wine culture closely.

Excursion to Kvareli Tunnel:
The tunnel construction started in the 1950s for military purposes. The tunnel was converted into the storage of Kakheti's finest wines and, today hosts wine lovers from all over the world. The excursion includes Qvevri (earthenware vessels) and European wine tasting; where you will enjoy a unique wine collection and find the history of the tunnel, the wine and the technologies of winemaking. Most importantly, you will cook the most special Georgian dishes like Khinkali, Mtsvadi, Kakhetian bread - Shoti and Churchkhela on your own.
And then just enjoy your work!

Rtveli:
A rural, days-long celebration of grape harvesting is held every year around September or October.  It is the best way to understand the country and its culture by participating in Rtveli, for the laughter, cheerful melodies and dances, friendly jokes. That’s why the holiday is a true symbol of Georgian character. During the tour, you will be able to pick the grapes yourself, grind them, have a fun and taste the wine
 
Georgian Dinner:
Situated at the crossroads of East and West, Georgia has fallen within the orbit of many cultural influences and empires. One of the earliest Christian civilizations, Georgia has endured its share of invasions and Georgian food is well reflective of its past. Today’s Georgian food and cuisine is a rich interplay between Mediterranean and Middle Eastern tastes and, spontaneously, unique all over the world. Georgian food and wine culture are presented through Supra – a traditional feast featuring a wide array of assortment of dishes always accompanied by large amounts of wine, lasting several hours. At the end of the tour, you will taste a traditional Georgian dinner and enjoy the most splendid views of the restaurant.
Note: VIP Transfer Service is also included
 
Georgian Dinner Menu:
Georgian Salad Eggplants with walnuts Georgian cheese assorted Champignon on "khetsi" with Suluguni cheese Assorted of Pkhali Fried pork meat with potatoes Pork Skewers Kakhetian bread "Shoti" Maize-bread Royal Khachapuri Tkemali sauce Lemonade Water

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  • Excursion to Kvareli Tunnel
  • Rtveli

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Grape Harvesting Tour

Grape Harvesting Tour
Grape Harvesting Tour
Grape Harvesting Tour
Grape Harvesting Tour
Grape Harvesting Tour

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