Travel Agency Offers Tours of Ancient Georgian Wine Route


Georgia's wine history allegedly dates back almost eight millenia. (Photo Modified: Flickr/DominicLockyer)

It’s not the first place you’d think of when it comes to the world’s most iconic wine routes yet the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains is being touted as one of the world’s most ancient that dates back almost 8,000 years.

The Great Canadian Travel Company is offering travelers a range of packages to the region to explore the wine routes and learn about the extraordinary culinary and winemaking history of the area. Historically, evidence of wine residue has been found inside ceramic jars in the mountains that allegedly date back several thousand years. Archaeologists claim it could be one of the earliest examples of winemaking found in southern Georgia.


The travel agency is offering two tours that travel to the heart of Georgian wine country, where hundreds of different grapes are grown and every village has its own particular variety. Visitors will also get a chance to visit a monastery with a 1,000-year-old wine cellar. More information on the tours can be found on their website.