Wine harvest tour (Rtveli 2023 Gerogia): Food / wine / culture tour. Visit Georgia’s most popular wine region, Kakheti, pick grapes and crush them by foot, learn about the wine harvest traditions, visit a qvevri (wine amphorae) builder, learn how to make khinkali enjoy home cooked traditional food and taste a variety of artisan qvevri wines. Also bookable as an on-demand or private tour.
We also have Real Family Rtveli dates available to book (weather dependent) which fall on different dates from these simulation Rtveli tours. Sat 16th and Sat 23rd Sept have been replaced by Real Rtveli – but if you want this simulation Rtveli instead on those days, please contact us.
The above summary relates to scheduled tours. For private tour bookings, this itinerary can run on any date year in harvest season (September + October), 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!
From Tbilisi to Kakheti (Telavi) and back. Pickup & Drop Off in Telavi / Tsinandali is also possible.
Yes, from all central Tbilisi accommodation. Pickup from Telavi is possible, please ask when you book. Pickup from Signagi is not possible as it is more than 1 hour’s drive each way from Telavi – but we can book you a taxi if you want ~120 GEL each way. Alternative starting point? Book a private tour.
Taste Georgia’s 8,000-Year Wine History Surrounded By Vines & Mountains In The Kakheti Wine Region. Experience the traditions of the Rtveli (wine harvest festival).
The harvest experience will take place at an independent family winery, they show you all the activities of the real harvest but they do not always make wine from the grapes you pick, it will depend on the sugar level in the grapes on the day as it if it is worth making wine. If you are looking to experience the real Rtveli and make wine, you need to book one of our Real Rtveli dates – but these are weather dependent and subject to change, so if you do not have flexible dates, it’s better to stick with the scheduled Rtveli.
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 Adults||5 to 6 Adults||7 Adults|
|465 GEL pp||410 GEL pp||390 GEL pp|
If traveling with children under 18, you must book a private tour.
Visit one of Georgia’s oldest Orthodox monastery complexes which was mostly constructed from the 5th to 7th centuries. Learn about Georgia’s history as the 2nd country in the world to adopt Christianity as it’s state religion.
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).
Learn how to make khinkali (traditional dumplings) and eat them! – Vegetarian/vegan option must be pre-ordered. Enjoy a hosted dinner with the winemaker, Taste 3 wines and 1 chacha.
Exact arrival time depends on how much fun you were having at the last winery!
Mainly not a problem. Only picking of the grapes during heavier rain can be problematic, but it will be down to guests to decide if they want to head out and pick in the rain. September is typically dry, but not always. Bring an umbrella.
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.
Some vendors take credit card, but certainly not all of them.
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/
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