Rtveli (Harvest Tour)

Kakheti | 2 Day Tour (1 Day Options Available)
Varying Dates (From 5th Sept to 5th Oct)





Group Size




All-Inclusive Price, 2 Days From:
Total ₾700 GEL p/p*

~$220 USD. 1 day trips start from $100

*Price Excludes Accommodation.
Shared Tour. 
Private tour on request may be, available.

Why You'll Love This Trip

Genuinely assist with the harvest and join the Rtveli (harvest festival). Authentic experience with a family, not a "made for tourists" pick and stomp day out. LIMITED SPACE: Only about 4 to 6 trips will happen this season.
Take part in the harvest with a local family. Pick grapes at their vineyard, stomp them by foot (at most places we visit) or assist with the mechanical process. Watch the process of grapes getting processed into the qvevri, where they will ferment.
Join the family for the traditional feast (supra) following the harvest day. Eat homemade dishes and taste last seasons' wines, into the evening. Toasts and singing are encouraged.
Before the supra: visit 1 or more local historic sites, or help the family with the food preparation.
Day 2: Recover from the supra and enjoy a relaxed morning at your hotel with breakfast.
Visit a traditional local market and sample unique cheese and other artisan products.
Stop for a delicious lunch and wine tasting at another vineyard before travelling back to Tbilisi.

See the detailed Itinerary below.

Participate in Georgia's 8,000 Year Wine History Surrounded By Vines & Mountains In The Kakheti Wine Region

Specialist Small Group Tours

Start Point: Tbilisi
End Point: Tbilisi
Total Duration: 2 Day
Time: 8.00am to 10.00pm (Day 1). 10:30am to 7pm (Day 2)
Guests On Shared Tour: 4 to 8
Destinations: Kakheti
Accommodation: Yes - options to choose.
Ages: 18+ (Shared Tour) | Any (Private Tour)*
Style: Comfort
Transport: Minivan (4 to 8 guests)
Diet: Includes pork/veal/dairy | Alternatives & vegetarian options by advanced request
Discounts: Available for private groups of more than 4 persons.

* You must provide your own car/booster seat, as needed.

Is This Trip Right For You?

You want a truly authentic experience where you assist with the winemaking process and meet the winemaker and their family.
Mid level of physical activity. Get active picking grapes.
Relaxed pace - a full day mostly helping out with the harvest and then enjoying a feast. Easy going second day with some options for additional activities.
Focused on amber & red wines.


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All food, alcohol and soft drink as listed in the itinerary below. Typically more than listed.
Hotel pickup and drop off (within central Tbilisi), or pickup from central meeting point.
Safe driver, with modern, well maintained vehicle, working seatbelts and aircon.
Entry fees to all locations.
Bottled water.


For private tours, you can select options.

Accommodation: Comfort (2 or 3 star) or luxury (4 or 5 star).
Vehicle type: sedan, 4x4 / SUV, minivan, minibus.
Custom itinerary.
Specialist sommelier guide or social host.
Choose your start and end time.


Purchase of products to take home (Wine, food, souvenirs etc.)
Additional food and premium wine beyond the inclusions (but really, there will be plenty already, and we do buy extra in almost all cases where requested).
Insurance (liability & travel/health). You should travel with your own insurance.
Tips – non-compulsory. Suggested driver tip 60 GEL (20 USD) per day per tour group. Guides: 90 GEL (30USD) per day per tour group. This is optional, or you can tip more or less.

About Our Wine Trips

Our motivation for all our trips center on our 3 core values:

Authentic - Our focus is on immersion into the real culture of Georgia. Though we may take you to some famous attractions (they are famous for a reason) we counterbalance that with grass roots experiences, like meeting micro-producer artisan winemakers at their family homes.

Personal - Every level of the experience should connect you with the people of Georgia, whether that is through the stories our guides tell, or the sincere interactions and hospitality of the people you’ll meet at our food and wine locations. Our small group experiences always maintain a level of real connection.

Interactive / Educational - We weave a picture of Georgia through a combination of hands-on activities and enthusiastic guides and hosts.


Day 1

8am: Pickup & Depart Tbilisi (Please be ready 10 minutes before).
10.15am: Head out to the fields before the heat of the day. Assist a group of locals with picking grapes.
11.30am: Stomping of the grapes and filling of the qvevri (wine fermenting clay vessel). 
1.30pm: Grab a light lunch and visit a local historical site OR stay at the vineyard for wine, snacks and relax.
3pm: Assist with the cooking of the traditional harvest feast (supra). OR visit a local historic site.
5pm: Join the family where you harvested the wine, for the supra. Plenty of wine and food. Breaking into song is highly encouraged.
9.30pm: Retire to your accommodation. Extended time at the supra may also be possible, depending on other members of your group.

Day 2

10am: Breakfast at the hotel. Choice of activities depending on your chosen hotel. Options may include, swimming or spa, or breakfast wine tasting if you are feeling eager to fix a hangover!
12.30pm: Depart.
1pm: Enjoy a delicious lunch and other wine tasting options, relax outside with views of the mountains.
3:30 pm: Visit a traditional Market. Taste natural products, learn about important foods of Georgia. Visit the 900 year old plane tree and learn about King Erekle II at Telavi fortress, the last king of Georgia. A small stop at Telavi's only local craft beer shop, to grab a beer (included) to take home, or drink at your leisure.
5.00pm: Depart for Tbilisi.
7.00pm: Arrive Tbilisi. 

Due to working with some very small independent vendors, we sometimes have to substitute options from the above. Itinerary will always be similar but may not always be identical.


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