Kakheti or the homeland of wine as it is often called, is the historic site of Georgia and is located in the Eastern part of it. Archeological excavations has proved Georgian wine to be the oldest in the world with its 8,000 years of history with no interruption of winemaking. Ancient Georgian method of winemaking in Kvevri is recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of humanity. In Kakheti, there are lot of beautifully aligned vines and family wine cellars build in traditional style, where you can taste wine made in traditional Georgian way. Located at 2345 meters above sea level Bochorna Village of Akhmeta municipality is the highest continuously inhabited village in whole Europe.

Kakheti

Kakheti or the homeland of wine as it is often called, is the historic site of Georgia and is located in the Eastern part of it. Archeological excavations has proved Georgian wine to be the oldest in the world with its 8,000 years of history with no interruption of winemaking. Ancient Georgian method of winemaking in Kvevri is recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of humanity. In Kakheti, there are lot of beautifully aligned vines and family wine cellars build in traditional style, where you can taste wine made in traditional Georgian way. Located at 2345 meters above sea level Bochorna Village of Akhmeta municipality is the highest continuously inhabited village in whole Europe. It has a permanent resident population of only one man. Nature of Kakheti is very diverse. Here you meet deserts, rocky mountains of Caucasus, groves, caves, canyons, mud volcanos (Takhti Tepa), lakes and rivers, trekkers beloved protected areas and national parks (Vashlovani and Lagodekhi protected areas). Vashlovani national park is rich in flora and fauna. The place is interesting especially for birdwatchers, as the place encounters up to sixty different species. Kakheti region is rich in old churches. Among them, the most exceptional ones are: the highest Cathedral of Georgia Alaverdi (6-11th century), cave monastery carved in rock Davit Gareja located in desert with the history starting from the 6th century, Nekresi Monastery of the 4th century, St. Nino’s monastery of the 11th century – the preacher of Christianity in Georgia. The best season to visit Kakheti is autumn, in particular September, when the whole region is steeped in vintage and is celebrating harvesting process.