For Georgians, wine-making is a sacred ritual, the technique for which was developed over millennia. Recent archaeological excavations in Kvemo Kartli, south of Tbilisi, concluded that the world’s first wine was fermented in Georgia more than eight thousand years ago. Since then, Georgian peasants have never abandoned the vineyards – even in times of utter darkness.

Historically, wine-making is a traditional family pursuit, with techniques and equipment shared to descendants. Nowadays, entrepreneurs have stepped into the field of viticulture, with the main mission of reclaiming the international glory that Georgian wine once enjoyed. Akhasheni Wine Resort in Kakheti – Georgia’s easternmost region – represents the fusion of traditional Georgian wine-making culture and the modern viticultural practices.

Akhasheni wine resort in Kakheti

Just a few kilometers from Gurjaani, Akhasheni Wine Resort, surrounded by beautifully-terraced vineyards, represents the aesthetic fusion of the French Chateau and unique Georgian architecture. The picturesque landscapes of the mighty Caucasus Mountains and the ever-changing colors of the Kakhetian slopes create an unforgettable atmosphere.

The services available at Akhasheni Wine Resort can be adapted to the personal needs of every guest. The glorious hotel with 41 rooms offers a diverse experience at a reasonable price. Various entertainment and lounge areas for kids and adults, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center and a conference hall ensure the high quality of the individual or business stay at the resort. Wandering the beautiful vineyards, wine-tasting in the exceptional cellar, and one of the best gastronomic experiences in the country are part of the cultural break during a stay at Akhasheni Wine Resort.

Akhasheni is a traditional high-class wine resort blended with ancient Georgian traditions. It was built by Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking, a company aspiring to return Georgian wine its ancient international reputation. The company owns vineyards not only in Kakheti, but also in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Kartli. Its wines are of two types: traditional Georgian fermented in Qvevri, and European-style, fermented in state-of-the-art equipment. Along with wines, the company produces brandy, ice-wine, sparkling wine, and Chacha – a Georgian spirit distilled fromgrape skins and seeds. Famous wine types including Akhasheni, Goruli, Mtsvane, Kisi and Tsitska are loved not only in Georgia, but also internationally.

Best time to visit the Akhasheni Wine Resort: September – Late October.

How to get to the Akhasheni Wine Resort

  • Tbilisi – Telavi (100km)
    • Marshutka (minibus)
    • Taxi
  • Telavi – Gurjaani (40km)
    • Marshutka
    • Taxi
  • Tbilisi – Gurjaani (112km)
    • Marshutka
    • Taxi
  • Gurjaani – Akhasheni Wine Resort (6km)
    • Taxi

Akhasheni Wine Resort on the map

  • 3 day tour to Georgia

    3-day tour to Georgia

    Have a long weekend to spare? Look no further! This 3-day weekend tour to Georgia is an ideal combination of major Georgian sightseeing places in an itinerary designed to beat

  • Tour to Georgia 7 days

    7-day tour to Georgia

    Spend a full week in Georgia with our 7 days’ tour and learn all about this Caucasus country.

  • Tbilisi city tour

    4-day tour to Georgia

    This 4-day itinerary is a tour to Georgia that will perfectly suit those travelers seeking to find the best short getaway holiday deal.

  • Tour to Azerbaijan Georgia Armenia

    Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia tour

    Comprehensive tour of all three countries of the South Caucasus, our best-seller holiday package, is a well-balanced itinerary and a great deal to get you packing.

  • Six day wine tour in Georgia Caucasus

    6-day wine tour to Georgia

    Family-run wineries and amazingly beautiful vineyards that spread across the Alazani valley – are the major highlight of this tour.

  • Tour package to Azerbaijan and Georgia

    Azerbaijan and Georgia tour

    Traveling to Azerbaijan is always a wonderful experience, and its even better when combined with a tour to Georgia. Our 9-day tour of these two countries is an excellent travel deal for all those interested in the area.

  • qvevri wine tours to georgia

    Weekend wine tour

    Both days of the program are focused on Eastern Georgia’s region Kakheti, with a special emphasis on Georgian traditional winemaking process…

  • 8-day tour to Georgia

    8-day tour to Georgia

    Comprehensive Georgia tour covers all major highlights and sites you need to see in the country as a traveler. Apart from having a tour around Georgian capital city Tbilisi, you will have 2 full days in the Kakheti region…

  • Georgia and Armenia tour

    Georgia and Armenia tour

    Combining two countries when traveling abroad as a tourist is always a great idea. If your planned destinations are Georgia and Armenia – search no further and take a closer look at our tour program.