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Kakheti is Georgia’s biggest region by area, taking in the entire eastern part of the country. The landscape and climate varies dramatically from the high mountains of Tusheti in the north to the semi-desert landscapes of Udabno and Vashlovani in the south. In between, the Alazani river and its wide valley cut through from north to south, carving out dozens of different micro climates that in turn provide the perfect conditions for cultivating grapes. Georgia has more than 400 endemic varieties in total, many of which grow (or once grew) in fertile Kakheti. Today, this remains Georgia’s premier wine region, responsible for around 70% of the country’s harvest.Archaeological evidence dates Georgia’s wine making tradition back to the 6th millennium BC, predating the earliest wine production in France by more than 5,000 years. Wineries in Kakheti continue to live out this legacy. They vary from tiny family operations that stick to time-honored natural wine making methods all the way through to large commercial wineries that employ a mix of Qvevri and European-style techniques.

Kakheti is one of the most popular places to visit in Georgia, and for good reason. It’s not the country’s only wine region, but it is the most productive. The sheer number of medium and large-scale wineries, family Maranis (cellars) and wine-producing monasteries makes the Kakheti Wine Route the best place to sample the width and breadth of Georgia’s wine industry.

Aside from vineyards, Kakheti is known for its medieval monasteries and hilltop churches, many of which date back to the 5th or 6th century when Kakheti was its own self-governed kingdom.

Sights:

Signagi

Signagi is a town in Kakheti, 75 km east from Tbilisi. Although it is one of Georgia’s smallest towns, which serves as a popular tourist destination due to its location at the heart of Georgia’s wine-growing region, its picturesque landscapes, pastel houses with wooden fretwork balconies, and narrow, cobblestone streets.

Located on a steep hill, this amazing town overlooks the vast Alazani Valley, with the Caucasus Mountains visible at a distance. The town is surrounded by the remnants of 18th-century fortifications with the length of about 5 kilometers and 23 towers.

Other highlights of this town are two Georgian Orthodox churches in the town itself – St. George and St. Stephen churches.

The local Ethnographic and Archaeological Museum dating from the 1950s was upgraded and developed into a modern-standard exhibition Signagi Museum in 2007.

This small Georgian town is known as the “City of Love”. There is a wedding house where you can get married anytime.

You will find many cozy places, hotels and hostels to your taste, street cafes and restaurants, where you can try the homemade Kakhetian wines.

Signagi can be visited at any season even in sunny days of winter you will admire looking at snow-capped summits walking on the Signagi wall.

Bodbe Monastery

The monastic complex of St. Nino is located in Kakheti, next to the town Sighnaghi, on the slopes of the Gombori hills. According to Georgian Orthodox tradition, Saint Nino – a 4th-century female evangelist who Christianized Georgia settled in the Bodbe area after her mission, and died there. According to the local legend, St. Nino’s spring emerged through her prayers, which is thought to have healing powers. Bodbe is a popular pilgrimage site among the Orthodox Christians.

Monastery was originally built in the 9th century. Site has been rebuilt and renovated numerous times throughout both medieval and modern periods. In 1889 nunnery was founded in Bodbe, a result of the visit of Tsar Alexander III of Russia. During Soviet era monastery functioned as a hospital. Since 1991, monastery started functioning again and was renovated several times. 

Monastery is situated between the big cypress trees, overlooking the Alazani river valley from the hills of the Gombori mountains. Territory is surrounded by a wall, and the complex integrates a three-nave basilica and a three-storey bell tower located on the lower terrace, as well as other monastery buildings, situated on the upper terrace.

Winetasting in a kakhetian wine factory

1 - 2 Person

Sedan
$90

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3 - 4 Person

Minivan
$100

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5 - 7 Person

Minivan
$110

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8 - 10 Person

Sprinter
$160

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11 - 20 Person

Sprinter
$195

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21 - 32 Person

Small Bus

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33 - 42 Person

Bus

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43 - 52 Person

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Group prices
Group of 1 - 10 people
55$
Group of 11 - 20 people
70$
Group of 21 - 32 people
100$
Group of 32 - 42 people
120$
Group of 43 - 52 people
130$

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