Let’s face it: what’s one of the best things about travelling?
The food of course!
The traditions of an each nation are tightly connected with food and its gastronomic culture. Food tourism tells the story of a destination’s history, culture, and people.
Spanning the Silk Road between Europe and Asia, there’s a solid argument to consider Georgian food the world’s original fusion cuisine. Rich in both history and flavor, Georgian cuisine is one of the most exotic in the world and the food is mostly homegrown and organic.
Georgians have managed to make their cuisine not only magically delicious but also bright, original, exquisite, unique and unforgettable. It can be described versatilely, but one of its main features is in its regional characteristics, original product and ways of preparation, as well as in spices which have no equal in western Georgia. Cilantro, dried marigold, khmeli suneli and other spices and herbs make Georgian dishes unforgettable to taste.
The best way to experience the diversity of Georgian cuisine is to learn from locals themselves. When traveling through Georgia on a cooking vacation, indulge yourself in the Georgian lifestyle as you discover their passion for food and wine, learning both the art of preparation and the art of consumption. Take in regional techniques, ingredients, and family recipes that have been passed down over the centuries.
We create and hand-pick the best food & wine experiences in different regions of Georgia. We offer a wide range of wine and gastronomic tours & experiences to discover the authentic that there is in every city and destination.
So, if you’re ready to see Georgia through an itinerary of unforgettable sensory experiences, let us be your guide!
The importance of wine to Georgian nation of four million is hard to exaggerate. Georgians have been making wine for more than 8,000 years and our wine making technique has been added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Wine is a badge of pride here, and a symbol of hospitality; it’s central to religious worship and family life. Wine production is a link to the past and an expression of national identity.
- Cradle of Wine – Wine making has been practiced in Georgia for over 8,000 years.
- There is a distinctive wine making technology: grape juice together with the seeds and skin is buried under the ground in clay vessels called “Qvevri”
- Unique alphabet – one of 14 independent alphabets in the world.
- Three cultural monuments which are included into UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
- Dambal khacho, a rare sort of Georgian cheese has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage
- Tushetian village Bochorna and Svanetian commune Ushguli are Europe’s highest permanently inhabited settlements
- The first human civilization outside of Africa has been discovered in Georgia (the remains of that settlement are 1, 75 million years old)
- It is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world, with climatic zones ranging from subtropical and high alpine to semi-desert.