Old World Wine Tours offers unforgettable food and wine tours in the very birthplace of wine – among the hidden valleys and lost vineyards of Armenia and Georgia.
A wine tour in Armenia?! Or a wine tour in Georgia?!
If you didn’t know that wine was first discovered in the Caucasus, you aren’t alone. The recent discovery of the world’s oldest winery in an Armenian cave aside, Armenia and Georgia are so far off the modern wine map as to hardly be on it.
Yet, drawing on their ancient heritage, both nations are in the midst of an unprecedented wine renaissance using native varietals and traditional production methods that are as old as wine itself.
In Armenia, the ancient, rugged valleys and glorious, sun-drenched hills that were neglected by serious wineries during nearly a century of Soviet rule, are once again flourishing. The wine scene here, while still in its infancy, has some incredible new wineries that are growing native varietals like Areni and Voskehat. On our wine tours, given our exclusive arrangements with the likes of Zorah
(rated by BusinessWeek
as one of the world’s top 10 new wines), we take our guests to wineries others don’t.
In Georgia, a country long synonymous with great wine, the fall of the Soviet Union and the politically-inspired trade embargo by Russia has forced Georgian wineries to significantly up their game in order to compete in Europe. This has resulted in a large number of some of the world’s best, yet least known wineries. Stunning scenery, incredible food, unique local grape varieties (like Rkatsiteli, Saperavi, and Mtsvani), and famous Georgian hospitality make our food and wine tours in Georgia truly unforgettable.
If you want to be among the first to explore the rebirth of wine in Armenia and Georgia, then come for a 3-5 day long weekend and let us give you an wine experience unlike any you’ve ever had before!