Wine festival in Sighnaghi
On 1 October, 2016, Living Roots with the support of Wine Tourism Association and National Wine Agency organized a wine festival in Sighnaghi, Kaheti region. The festival was held for special target groups, such as National Wine Agency employees, Tourism administration, members of Wine Tourism Association, wine tour guides, event companies, winemakers, incoming tour operator’s, students and employees and service suppliers of wine venues.
The festival began with a lecture “Georgian Grape Varieties” and was hosted by the famous organic wine maker John Wurdeman. He lives there and runs a winery, Pheasant's Tears, dedicated to preserving Georgian wine culture. The lecture and wine tasting took place at Pheasant’s Tears Tibaani vineyard and cellar.
The lecture was followed by visit to John Okurashvili’s and Archil Natsvlishvili’s wine cellars. Visits included a lecture on “small business management “and wine tasting. Furthermore, guests visited “Pheasant Tears Restaurant” and tasted rare natural wines.
Festival ended at the Living Roots ranch hosted by Wine Tourism Association and Living Roots Team. Organizers (Ia Tabagari, Elene Bukhaidze, Levan Chubinidze, Tamara Natenadze, Levan Bukhaidze, Elena Zhurenko) created charming and cozy atmosphere for guests.
For many years Living Roots team has been involved in creation tourism product of Georgia, running and organizing some inspiring tours.
At the ranch participants were served dinner, participated in an award ceremony, horseback riding, games and music program under the open sky.
More than fifteen varieties of wine were tasted during the festival.
The purpose of the event was to give detailed information to the specific target group about organic wines in Kaheti region for future collaboration.