Georgia’s unique geography, combined with its chequered history, has given birth to an extraordinarily diverse culinary and wine tradition. This all-encompassing, 16-day small group tour is a totally immersive experience through the evolution and revolution of Georgian food and wine.
Each day you will be introduced to Georgia’s leading chefs and winemakers, who are experimenting with organic techniques and recipes from the past to delight the present. Along with a small group of like-minded people you will be a travelling dinner party, a movable feast sampling the country’s very best gastronomical experiences.
As you travel through Georgia’s stunning highlights, you eat where the locals go, break bread with families who’ve kept their culinary traditions alive for centuries and envelop yourselves in Georgia’s rich traditions, culture, poetry and music.
The tour will be led by John Wurdeman, one of Georgia’s most passionate expatriate vintners. A resident of Georgia for more than 20 years, John is an American-born winemaker who has played a major role in the renaissance of the country’s culinary and organic wine scene.
Over the course of 16 days you will meet with renowned local winemakers, stroll through their vineyards and taste with them their rare grape varieties and back vintages.
Take in the stunning highlights of Georgia including visits to ancient monasteries, cathedrals and the incredible scenery of the Caucasus Mountains and Black Sea.
Learn about the correlation between Georgian polyphonic songs, cuisine and wine and how they reflect Georgian landscapes, climates and history.
Forage in the forests for wild food, visit farmers markets, drink at hidden wine bars and learn to cook delicious Georgian cuisine with expert local chefs.
Learn to feast like a local, enjoying and contributing to toasts laced with poetry whilst enjoying cascading amber wine and delectable dishes.
- All taxes
- Porterage at airports and hotels
- Private airport transfers (arrival and departure)
- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Reusable responsible travel water bottle with daily drinking water
- Winery visits
- Expedition leader and English-speaking local guide
- Meals (15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners) including wine tastings, welcome and farewell dinners
- 15-nights accommodation on a twin-share basis
- Entrance fees to sites
- Single supplement
- International flights