Racha is one of the highlander regions of Georgia, attached to the Caucasus Mountains in the north. Here is almost everything: mineral waters, summits always covered with snow, giant forests, alpine meadows and karst caves. Racha consists of two parts: Upper Racha (Oni region) and Lower Racha (Ambrolauri region). Racha is famous for its endemic sorts of grapes growing exclusively in this part of the world. Because of the natural conditions, these local exotic and rare wines are notable for their remarkable bouquets and are very precious. “Khvanchkara” is exceptional – the semi-sweet wine made of grapes harvested only in the so-called “Khvanchkara Zonule”. Besides wine Racha is also well known for its various mineral springs. Shaori Reservoir with vast mixed woodlands around it is worth to visit. One more unique place in Racha is Shovi Mineral Resort, highlander place enclosed with pine forests and towered by glaciers and summits covered with snow. A road leads up from Shovi to Mamisoni Pass between 4000-meters summits. The historical monuments of Racha were mostly built in the 10th-12th centuries. Among them are worth to visit Nikortsminda, Barakoni and Upper Krikhi churches, with walls full of Georgian ornaments and carvings.

Racha

Racha is one of the highlander regions of Georgia, attached to the Caucasus Mountains in the north. Here is almost everything: mineral waters, summits always covered with snow, giant forests, alpine meadows and karst caves. Racha consists of two parts: Upper Racha (Oni region) and Lower Racha (Ambrolauri region). Racha is famous for its endemic sorts of grapes growing exclusively in this part of the world. Because of the natural conditions, these local exotic and rare wines are notable for their remarkable bouquets and are very precious. “Khvanchkara” is exceptional – the semi-sweet wine made of grapes harvested only in the so-called “Khvanchkara Zonule”. Besides wine Racha is also well known for its various mineral springs. Shaori Reservoir with vast mixed woodlands around it is worth to visit. One more unique place in Racha is Shovi Mineral Resort, highlander place enclosed with pine forests and towered by glaciers and summits covered with snow. A road leads up from Shovi to Mamisoni Pass between 4000-meters summits. The historical monuments of Racha were mostly built in the 10th-12th centuries. Among them are worth to visit Nikortsminda, Barakoni and Upper Krikhi churches, with walls full of Georgian ornaments and carvings.