Kakheti Wine Tour (Telavi Wine Tour): Our most in-depth, all-artisan 1-day food & wine tour. Visit Georgia’s most popular wine region, Kakheti, for a 100% artisan experience: Mini cooking class with mother, enjoy elevated home-cooked Georgian cuisine and taste a wide variety of small-batch, hand-crafted bio qvevri wines – taste in-person with the winemakers.
Premium authentic, small group, indulgently all-inclusive lunch & dinner with plenty of wine!
Also bookable on-demand or as a private tour / out-of-season all year round. Surcharges may apply.
Our premium tours are priced higher than budget or mid-range competitors due to our dedication to exclusivity, quality, authenticity, and fair compensation to guides and small family winemakers.
Our philosophy on price is: What is better value for money, a unique boutique dinner with premium wine, or eating a supermarket sandwich on a park bench with a nice view? Either experience could get a 5 star review, if the quality meets the price tag and exceeds your personal expectations.
Although we understand our prices may not suit everyone, we guarantee premium experiences surpassing cheaper alternatives, to which our past guests overwhelmingly give 5 star reviews and agree are genuinely worth the price tag. Learn why, below.
Eat This! Tours (Premium)
Typical Budget Tours
Small groups (max 7, on scheduled tours).
Larger groups (15 to 30).
All-Inclusive, lunch and dinner.
Lunch only, at extra charge (PAYG).
Meet the winemaker (at least one per day on every trip). And experienced wine hosts. Take your time exploring wines.
Served wine by junior staff at the cellar door. Get in and get out.
Taste many small-batch artisan wines. All wine tasting (large pours) included during tour hours.
Taste a few mass-produced wines. Additional wine at extra charge.
Variety of family micro-producers / artisans and high-class vineyards and chateaus.
Visit wine factories (1 million+ bottle production) with mass-market wines.
Exclusive family meals with a winemaker at their home winery.
Budget restaurant with tourist menu, at extra charge.
Elevated home-made cuisine, unique dishes and classics.
Typical standard dishes you will find in every restaurant around Georgia.
Fair pay to good people. We pay our staff and winemakers above average rates for top service. Quality and sustainability over profit.
Focus on cheap places, lowest price and quality, places that offer kickbacks (commissions) to bring people.
You never leave hungry or sober (optional), you will discover true Georgian hospitality right at the source.
If you have time during the trip you can pay extra for enough food and wine.
Specialist, immersive food and wine focus with a little sightseeing. Indulge, connect, never want to go home.
Sightseeing focus with some wine and food stops. See, quick taste, go home.
Our tours are priced with the exact cost (with fair pay to vendors) plus a 5% to 25% margin (depending on tour type and the number of guests) to pay our admin staff and be in profit (otherwise the business would close).
The above summary relates to scheduled tours. For private tour bookings, this itinerary can run on any date year-round, alternative start time, pickup location (if not from a location listed below as a possible pickup), under 18s (with guardian), groups larger than 7 etc. Book a private / on-demand tour. Surcharges may apply.
This trip was a little on the expensive side when I looked up options but it was so so worth it! The driver had very good English and gave us great insight into the region. One of the best tours I’ve ever been on! See original review on TripAdvisor.
From Tbilisi to Kakheti (Telavi) and back. Note: This tour does not pass Signagi – Telavi is more than 1 hour from Signagi.
Alternative start/end point? Book a private tour (~15% surcharge applies for private 2 & 3-person tours).
All-inclusive, indulgent amounts of food & wine with lunch and dinner.
Tips & insurance are excluded.
If you need customizations or a different date when this tour is not scheduled to run, submit a private / on-demand tour inquiry instead of the booking form.
NOTE: Private 2 to 3 person tours normally have ~15% surcharge. Extensive customization of tour routes can incur additional fees.
|3 to 4 Adults
|5 to 6 Adults
|475 GEL pp
|450 GEL pp
|425 GEL pp
|400 GEL pp
If traveling with children under 18, you should book a private tour. Occasionally we allow age 12+ on tours with an adult-only group, by agreement of all attending.
Learn about the qvevri (clay amphorae) right where they are made, at a family home workshop. Taste his wines and a special aged “chacha” (local spirit).
Visit the monastery with the longest continuous wine production in Georgia, since 1011 AD. Backdropped by the Caucasus mountains in a very scenic spot. Note: The cellar is sadly not open to guests, but the location and history makes this an interesting and important stop.
Exact arrival time depends on how much fun you were having at the last winery!
No. The tour runs in all weathers but note that if it is heavy rain or snow, a visit to walk the walls in Signagi may not be much fun, so you can opt to spend more time elsewhere.
Taste Georgia’s 8,000 Year Wine History Surrounded By Vines & Mountains In The Kakheti Wine Region. Wine Tour to Signagi and surrounding areas and villages. Indulgent amounts of food!
The only currency accepted by vendors for buying wine/gifts etc. to take home, is the national currency GEL. You can get this from any ATM and your driver will be happy to stop at one.
Purchase of our tours is normally in GEL based on the current exchange rate for the USD pricing of the tours. We’ll advise you of the exchange rate by email shortly before the tour date.
The initial standard price listed on our tour webpages is based on 1 adult traveling in a group of 2 to 4 people on a scheduled tour. Groups of 5 or more adults receive discounts. If you booked at full price and your tour ends up with 5 or more people after you booked, we will refund you any owed savings. This is done on the morning of the tour to ensure we know the exact number of people who actually took the tour, and can account for last minute sign ups and no-shows when calculating the final price.
The final discount will vary depending on the exact number of guests in the vehicle. We always honor discounts and will normally contact you about the expected final price the day before your tour, if it has changed since you initial booking.
Prices vary for private and custom tours (we’ll give you an exact quote based on what you want to book) as well as any extras you may book in addition to the scheduled tours.
The price you pay is the exact price it costs us to run the service (paying guides and vendors for what they provide etc.) plus a margin of 10% to 30% to cover marketing costs, office staff, and so we run at a profit (otherwise we’ll go out of business!). The margin depends on the amount of people, and type of tour. We actually subsidize tours with only 2 people on, out of our margin, to keep our pricing competitive, and because we’d rather have our guides out and getting paid, than get greedy and penalize small groups.
We always try to price transparently and as fairly as possible and to pay guides and vendors above average in order to retain the best people.
Information on cancellation and refund policy is here: https://eatthistours.com/terms-conditions-of-service/
Typically we don’t book under 18’s onto shared wine tours. For 2 reasons:
That said, we typically allow 12+ onto shared tours if all other participants agree, and the accompanying parent understands the situation and consents to not hold us liable. We’ve never had any serious issues at any time in company history, but we also want to keep it that way by always favoring caution.
If your kids are under 12, or if you prefer not to have your kids mingle with guests who may be tipsy, then definitely request a private / on-demand tour.
Typical child prices on a private tour:
12 to 18 (no wine): ~60% discount on adult price. Parental choice if allowing tasting of your wine.
7 to 11: ~80% discount on adult price
0 to 7: If 2 or more adults, typically free. The exception is where we need a larger vehicle to accommodate multiple kids, then we have to charge to cover transport costs.
These prices may vary depending on the route and the number of adults.
Booster Seats: We can sometimes provide these, but not always. We offer no insurance and take no liability for the quality of our booster seats. We recommend bringing your own. There is no law in Georgia currently (Jan 2024) that enforces the use of booster seats, though we suggest you do.
(Late Aug + Sept + Oct + Early Nov). 1 Day wine harvest (Rtveli) experience, including cultural stops, visit a qvevri builder and picking/stomping of grapes.
Dec to March | 3 Wineries including a 6-course pairing menu lunch. Family dinner (supra). Wines & fireplaces, snow-capped mountains. Visit the mountain village of Signagi with stunning views of the Caucasus mountains. Visit 3 wineries, taste 11+ wines across 2+ wine appellations (PDO).