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- N15 Galaktion Tabidze Str., Tbilisi
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One of the best wine destinations in Tbilisi is Ghvino Underground. It is the first organic wine bar in Georgia, which was founded by 7 vignerons. Here you can find the widest range of local as well as imported natural wines. Together with the wines, Ghvino Underground also offers spirits, such as Gin, Absinth, a variety of fruit brandies and chacha (local grape vodka). If you want to have a bite together with wine, you can ask for artisan bread, cheese and unfiltered sunflower oil, frittata or maybe some seasonal mushrooms. You can choose your bottle and taste it elsewhere, or enjoy the cozy and friendly atmosphere, nice music and healthy food. Prices of the wines depending on the producer and variety are from 12 to 36 USD.
2. G.Vino – wine bar
G.vino is also a natural wine bar with nice Georgian cuisine, specially designed and paired with drinks. Located on a touristic and lively Erekle Street, offering a lot of varieties of Georgian organic wines. Approximate cost per visit is 20-25 USD per person.
3. 8000 Vintages – Wine shop and bar
A newly opened wine store and degustation place. The name symbolizes the history of winemaking in Georgia that counts 8,000 years. A distinguishing part about this shop is that it organizes blind tastings for a panel of winemakers, wine connoisseurs, and sommeliers. Only wines that pass the tasting are sold in the shop and it still offers the largest variety of local and foreign wines in Tbilisi. The place also offers selection of side dishes perfectly paired with wine. Approximate cost per visit is 20 USD per person.
4. Azarpesha – wine restaurant
If you need a proper meal with proper wine, find restaurant Azarphesha. Azarphesha offers a great wine list with both Georgian and Non Georgian natural wines, and an experienced sommelier who will carefully match dishes from seasonal menu. Short advice – you can order a pre or after-meal creative and refreshing cocktails. Approximate cost for per visit 25 USD per person.
Vinotel is a boutique hotel located on the left bank of river Mtkvari, at the entrance of the historic district – Avlabari. This old building was owned by a winemaker and now, after renovation the old cellar is still functioning. A professional sommelier can offer you wine tour and tasting for around 70 USD plus the cost of wine. You can continue your visit in a restaurant either on a terrace or inside the beautiful building. The restaurant offers Georgian Fusion, thus traditional dishes with interesting modern twist. Please follow our advice and taste rarest Dambal Khacho and Svani Tchvishtari. For the desert, don’t forget to order Buffalo Matsoni with nuts and jam. All ingredients are natural and local. Some are even delivered directly from monasteries. Average price per person is around 30 USD.
6. Cullinarium – Natural wine and fine dining
If you appreciate tasting menus, the best place to visit is Culinarium. Probably the most experienced and well-known chef in Georgia, Tekuna will host you every day except Monday and Tuesday. The place also offers a variety of natural wines. Approximate cost per visit is 50 USD per person.
7. Piala – organic wine + local cuisine
If you are short in budget but searching for good wine and food, we would suggest restaurant Piala. Downstairs you will find old Georgian style cellar with tap wine. Local regional cuisine and chefs are changing each other according to the theme. You will have opportunity to test the diapason of natural amber wine, by pairing it with different kinds of Tushetian, Abkhazian, Megrelian, Svanetian, Rachian, Imeritian, Meskhetian or Gurian dishes.
8. Wine Room – natural wine shop
Wine Room is a newly opened wine shop, already full of different natural wines from different regions of Georgia. Located on a narrow, old street of Tbilisi, fine design of the shop easily catches the eye. Except the wide range of bottled wines, you can also buy conveniently packed tap wine. Prices per bottle differ depending on the producer/variety from 10 to 30 USD. Prices of the tap wines are around 3 USD per liter.
9. Mukhatsakatukha – Natural Wine and fusion cuisine
This small, nice café will host with only organic Georgian wine and fusion dishes. Together with a glass of wine you can explore artisan cheese, locally baked healthy bread and delicious dishes. Approximate cost per visit is 14 to 16 USD per person.
10. Vinoteca – wine shop
Vinoteka is located on the most touristic and lively street in the old town (N31 Kote Abkhazi Str.) Among other all kind of wines, you can easily find organic wines at shelves on the left-side wall of the shop. Staff is friendly and well acknowledged to what they sell. Prices are fair. Prices per bottle depending on the producer and variety are from 15 to 30 USD.