Harvest Time in the Cradle of Wine: A Culinary Adventure (copy) (copy)

Tbilisi, Georgia

2 reviews
Oct 3 - 10, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12
Harvest Time in the Cradle of Wine: A Culinary Adventure (copy) (copy)
Tbilisi, Georgia

2 reviews

Oct 3 - 10, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

On this mouthwatering week-long culinary trip, we’ll explore the birthplace of wine: Georgia. Expect a one-of-a-kind, multi-day trip filled with wine tastings, cooking workshops, harvest activities, and more.

Tucked between the Black and Caspian Seas and in the shadow of Europe’s highest mountains you’ll find Georgia—a tiny country with an astounding culinary heritage and a winemaking tradition tracing back eight millennia. We’ll be delving into this appetizing wonderland during rtveli—the grape harvest—Georgia’s most inspiring time of year. And we aren’t only going to witness the harvest—we’re going to take part in it, too.

This week-long gastronomic adventure takes place in and around the capital of Tbilisi. We’ll also spend two days in the Alazani Valley, perhaps the most beautiful wine region in the world. Here, we’ll experience the deep reverence for winemaking that defines this land. Along the way, we’ll take in unique performances, visit little-known museums commemorating the country’s Soviet past, and to cap things off, explore Tbilisi’s ancient sulfur bath district, where we’ll allow our extraordinary week to fully soak in.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    All accommodation throughout the trip in stylish, boutique hotels.
  • Food & Drink
    All meals and drinks included in CB activities. A belt-popping experience.
  • Ground Transportation
    Private coach for visits inside and outside the center city.
  • Admission
    Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • Guides
    Professional guides throughout the entire experience.
  • Hands-On Activities
    Hands-On Cooking Class
  • Airport transfers
    Airport pick-ups
  • Air travel
    Transportation and flights to and from Mexico City.
  • Airport transfers
    We do not include transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip but can arrange.
  • Travel Insurance
    Can recommend providers.
  • Visas
    If applicable

Available Packages

Shared Room
Available until September 23, 202211 left
Deposit: $500
Single Room
Available until September 23, 202211 left
Deposit: $500


Day 1:
Arrival & Welcome

We encourage travelers to ease into this trip and allow some extra time to acclimate, especially as most flights to Tbilisi arrive in the wee hours of the morning. We’ll arrange private pickup from the airport to your hotel, where you’ll have time to rest.

In the late afternoon, we’ll meet for a welcome walk through the neighborhood, built in the 19th century. Georgia’s capital is neither Europe nor Asia, and is a collision of ancient and modern—the crossroads of the old Silk Road and a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities that have defined the city’s distinctive character and inimitable cuisine.

After peering into a few traditional courtyards, we’ll make our way to Shavi Lomi, a house-turned-restaurant featuring Mary Gubeladze’s twist on traditional Georgian dishes as well as classic favorites. Over dinner, we’ll properly introduce ourselves and get an overview of the exciting—and delicious—week ahead.

Your Organizer

Culinary Backstreets
2 reviews
Culinary Backstreets, a global guide to local eats that publishes restaurant reviews and features on local culinary culture. They bring these stories to life on culinary tours and special events, offered in 12 cities around the world, and have extensive international experience with all things gastronomical.


We had a wonderful trip. The guides put a huge amount of work and love into the details. The hotel is in a beautiful building with a great location. Highly recommend the trip and the tour company as a whole to everyone!
By Renee R for Exploring the Tastes of Two Continents on 27 Oct, 2021
One of the best trips of our lives, for sure. We rescheduled the trip from last year and were still a bit nervous about traveling during a pandemic. However, the team from Culinary Backstreets did an amazing job preparing us and protecting us while still offering adventure, fun, culture, food, everything. Our two guides, Kristo and Maka, were so knowledgeable and warm. They really went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. We had so many amazing meals, drank great (and some interesting) wine and saw many parts of Georgia that we never would have visited on our own. Can't recommend strongly enough for curious travelers and foodies!
By Amy W for Harvest Time in the Cradle of Wine: A Culinary Adventure (copy) on 23 Sep, 2021