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Vines & Villages – 1 Day Kakheti (Signagi) Food & Wine Tour

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  • Premium Authentic, All-Inclusive Tours
  • Meet Winemakers In-Person On Every Tour
  • Expat (British) Managed Georgian Team
  • Flexible Cancellation & Refund Policy

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Most diverse wine trip (1 day). Visit the mountain village of Signagi, walk the city walls with stunning views of the Caucasus mountains. Visit 3 wineries, taste 10+ wines across 2+ wine microzones (PDO). Enjoy elevated Georgian cuisine by a professional chef. Also bookable as a private tour / out of season.

  • 9:45 am to 9:30 pm (1 Day)
  • Max People : 7
  • Wines: 11+
  • Every Wed / Fri / Sun (May to October)
  • Pickup: Your Central Tbilisi Accommodation
  • Min Age : 18+
  • Visit a high-class family owned vineyard and "marani" (wine cellar) in the Manavi microzone, taste traditional qvevri (amphorae) alongside European style wines made with Georgian grapes.
  • Have a lunch of elevated Georgian cuisine prepared by the in-house chef. Georgian dishes with modern interpretations.
  • Meet a winemaker at his home vineyard and taste his wines (micro-production, <10,000 bottles per year). Learn about Georgia's 8000 year history of winemaking - the oldest on Earth.
  • Visit the cobbled streets of the picturesque mountain village of Signagi. Walk the city wall (the second longest fortification wall in the world, after China) for amazing views of the Alazani valley and Caucasus mountains. Make a short stop at Bobde monastery (optional).
  • Explore unique homemade wines and specialist local dishes while being introduced to the culture of the tamada (toastmaster).
  • Help BBQ "mtsvadi" with your host at their home winery, and enjoy a light BBQ dinner of traditional specialties.

The above summary relates to weekly scheduled tours. For private tour bookings, this itinerary can run on any date year round, alternative start time, pickup location, under 18s (with guardian), groups larger than 7 etc. Select private or custom tour below. Prices may vary.

The initial listed price 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, even when not booked as a group. If you booked at full price and your tour ends up with 5 or more people after you booked, we will inform you and refund you any owed savings on the day of the tour. Prices vary for private and custom tours as well as any extras you may book.

Important: Wine tasting servings are big. No budget sip and go tastings with our company. Monitor your own drinking and enjoy a fun wine day!

Location

From Tbilisi to Kakheti (Signagi) and back.

Tour Time

9:30am to 9:30pm (12 Hours). Wed / Fri / Sun (May to Oct). Or book a private version of this tour any day or time of year (surcharge may apply in some cases)

Pickup / Drop off

Yes, from all central Tbilisi accommodation. Alternative starting point? Book a private tour.

Price Includes

  • All food (large lunch, lighter dinner, snacks and tastings), alcohol and soft drink as listed in the itinerary below. Typically more than listed.
  • Safe driver, with modern, well maintained vehicle, working seatbelts and aircon.
  • Diet: Includes pork or veal, dairy / walnuts / gluten | Alternatives & vegetarian options by advanced request.
  • Entry fees to all locations.
  • Bottled water
  • Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • 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 for guides: 90 GEL (30USD) per day per tour group. This is optional, or you can tip more or less.

Private Tour Options (subject to availability and surcharge)

If you need customizations or a different date when this tour is not scheduled to run, submit a private tour enquiry instead of the booking form.

  • Vehicle choice: sedan, 4x4 / SUV, minivan, minibus.
  • Custom itinerary / pickup location. (Note: Pickup en route from Tbilisi to Telavi is normally possible for the scheduled tours)
  • Specialist trained sommelier guide or social host.
  • Choose your start and end time.
  • Any group size (1 to 28 persons, but more on request) or age (under 18s are welcome on private tours).
  • Done this tour before? Book an entirely unique variation with different wineries.
What to Expect

Taste Georgia’s 8,000 Year Wine History Surrounded By Vines & Mountains In The Kakheti Wine Region.

  • You are ready to explore Georgian natural wine but don't want to push your boundaries too far.
  • Low level of physical activity. We mainly hang out at wineries and visit a few essential historic sites.
  • Fast paced trip packing lots of wine, fun and activities into 1 day. For a more relaxing trip, we suggest staying overnight in wine country (2 or 3 day trips).
  • Focused on amber & red wines. Other options available by special request on a private tour booking.
Pricing

The pricing listed in the booking form is the maximum price you will pay. As the tour fills up, we can offer additional discounts. Even if you book solo, if enough other people join the group, you will pay less. We email you the final price a day or 2 before your trip commences.

2 to 4 Adults5 to 6 Adults7 Adults
495 GEL pp450 GEL pp425 GEL pp

If traveling with children under 18, you must book a private tour. 

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Itinerary

9:30amDepart Tbilisi

10:30 AMNinotsminda Cathedral

Make a quick stop at a fortified cathedral, dating back to the 6th century. Visit the serene interior garden are and see the central ruins and worn frescos, as well as the 16th century bell tower.

11:30 AMVisit an independent professional winery for lunch and wine

Enjoy a guided cellar tour. Taste 4 wines & chacha with local cheese plate
Learn about the difference between traditional Georgian winemaking and European classical wine making. Compare wines made with the same grape in the two different styles (qvevri & steel tank), side by side.
Then have a specialist lunch of modern versions of traditional Georgian dishes, prepared by the in-house chef.

1:15pmDepart

1:45pmHome Winery Visit: Meet The Winemaker

Visit a small family wine maker, at their home marani (wine cellar) and taste artisan wines in the cellar or the garden/yard (weather permitting).

3.30 PMDepart

4pmSignagi Mountain Village.

Walk the cobbled streets of the village, which was King Erekle II’s summer retreat. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Caucasus mountains. Also walk part of the city walls – the longest fortification in Europe. Visit the small souvenir shops. Make a quick visit to Bode monastery complex, if time and if so desired.

5.15 PMCultural wine tasting & tamada (toastmaster).

Taste 3 wines from a micro producing (<10,000 bottles per year) artisan winery. Enjoy homemade regional specialties and help to cook “mtsvadi” (pork BBQ) with your host. Learn toasts from the Georgian tamada (toastmaster).

7:30pmDepart

9:30pmArrive to Tbilisi

FAQ

Is this tour weather dependent?

Mainly no. The only reason for major changes to the tour based on weather would be during winter if the mountain pass is blocked/dangerous due to snow or ice. In which case the tour can still operate but the driver would have to take the longer route, which will add ~2 hours of driving to the route. Normally in this case though we would suggest an alternative itinerary with some different stops, instead of a longer drive.

What currency do I need to bring?

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.

If I book at full price then the bus fills up, will I get a rebate? And when?

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.

How are your tours priced?

The core difference between our tours and cheap trips is that we take you to exclusive, authentic, private and high quality places, rather than cheap mass tourism wineries and restaurants that offer kickbacks to tour companies that bring tourists. Small groups (max 7) rather than a big bus (10 to 30 people). All-inclusive, extensive wine and food tastings, rather than hidden costs and pay as you go extras at budget venues.

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.

What is your cancellation policy?

Information on cancellation and refund policy is here: https://eatthistours.com/terms-conditions-of-service/