Shumi winery and vineyards near Tsinandali in Kakheti, Georgia


Founded in 2001, Shumi Winery is a leading producer of high-quality Georgian wines. Its large estate is located in the Kakheti wine region’s famous Tsinandali village. A nice stop when traveling to the region of Kakheti. There is a wineshop, restaurant, and of course vineyards at the territory complex. Shumi Winery takes its name from an old Georgian word that means authentic, undiluted wine. The winery’s griffin logo refers to “Phaskunji”, a creature from Georgian mythology. Legend has it…

Top Places to Visit in Georgia and Tbilisi in May


Georgia is a country with a rich history, diverse culture, stunning natural landscapes and delicous cuisine. May is a great time to visit as the weather is warm and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. In this article I have listed some ideas and top places to visit in Georgia and Tbilisi in the month of May: Explore the cobblestone streets of Tbilisi's Old Town and admire the mix of architectural styles, including Persian, Byzantine, and European. Visit the Narikala Fortress for…

Friends Hub village Guest house review in Vazisubani


Friends Hub village guesthouse is located in Vazisubani, near Gurjaani in the region of Kakheti, Georgia, some 2-hour drive from Tbilisi. Oskars, the host, invited me to visit his new place at the start of May 2022. After a few stops at McDonald's, Sighanghi, and Bodbe monastery we finally reached Vazisubani, where we were greeted with traditional Georgian supra and a lot of chacha. Here I made a short video from our trip: Sighnaghi & Vazisubani trip Friends Hub village features a…

Chateau Bruale Tkhilistskaro


Chateau Bruale offers accommodations in Tkhilistskaro. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. We booked a one-night stay at this place at the end of August 2021 and paid about EUR 30. Additionally, we ordered some dinner and breakfast, for an additional GEL 120 Chateau is located in the middle of vineyards and hazelnut grove. I actually bought some 5 kilos with hazelnut, paying about GEL 8 per…

Lagodekhi and Kakheti trip


Lagodekhi & Kakheti Trip - our first real camping trip with a tent at Lagodekhi national park in Georgia. Enjoying a wide variety of grapes at Ampelo resort and picking up hazelnut with a retired colonel at Chateau Bruale in Kakheti. Enjoy the video and thumbs up! August 20-21, 2021

Ampelo Resort Kardenakhi


Ampelo Resort is located in the Kardanaki village some 2 hour drive from the Tbilisi. Reosrt feature a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge, and a garden. There is an outdoor / infiniti pool, but at the time we visited this place it seemed the water is not heated (unlike in some other Kakhetian resorts, like Lopota lake, for example)  We booked a family room for a one night stay at this hotel at the end of August 2021 and paid GEL 480 ( USD 150) for that. Boasting room service, this property…

Daytrip to Kakheti / Ujarma fortress / Alazani river / Vineyards in Georgia / DJI Mavic Mini


Here is another interesting drone video showcasing Ujarma fortress, Alazani river, and vineyards in Kakheti More fun with a drone or a day trip to Kakheti. Ujarma Fortress, stunning views of Alazani river and of course vineyards. October 3, 2020, taken with DJI Mavic mini Music by: Scott Holmes - Storybook

Another Daytrip to Kakheti in Georgia


I have said it already several times in the blog - day trips to the region of Kakheti are quite possible and easily done from Tbilisi Day Trip to Kakheti in Georgia In today's article, I'll share our route details and discoveries from the latest day trip to Kakheti on October 3, 2020 We left Tbilisi and headed to Telavi via Gombori Pass, here we made a stop at Ujarma fortress where I made some cool drone photography, see: Ujarma Fortress from a drone flight, our next stop is Italian…

Week long trip to Kakheti in Georgia (Lopota Lake, Kvareli)


This is a round-up post from quite an easy, about a week-long, trip to the region of Kakheti in Georgia. We did this trip at the start of June 2020, traveling by car. We booked a stay at the famous Lopota lake resort and spa, departed in the afternoon from Tbilisi, picking up our baby girl from the preschool - first stop Telavi. The next stop is Lopota lake for the next couple of days, enjoying a heated outdoor swimming pool and a very spacious family room. Chill and tranquil time here. On the…

Akhasheni Wine Resort


Akhasheni Wine Resort is located near the town of Gurjaani, Georgia. This 4-star resort offers a 24-hour front desk. Guests can chill out in the outdoor swimming pool.  We booked this hotel at the start of September and paid about $95 for a one night stay.   Top Gurjaani Hotels & Guest Houses Room at Akhaseni wine resort Simple and cozy.  One of the main features of this hotel is it outdoor pool with warm water, taking a swim in the middle of vineyards, yes this is quite possible…