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Our Philosophy 

Georgia is our home and we are passionate about every corner of our country. We reveal the heart and soul of the world’s most ancient wine region rich in culture, cuisine, music, history and people. The itineraries we design for you draw on our very own travel experiences that have proven to be unique, inspiring & memorable, that let you to enjoy the very best that our country offers.

Our Approach 

At Living Roots we pride ourselves on hosting guests from all walks of life. We strive to introduce our guests to Georgia’s powerful living culture that embodies extraordinary variety of people, traditions & places. Whatever your expectations for your visit to Georgia, we will do our best to make sure your unique desires are met. Our specialty is in gastronomical tours, exploring the country’s wine and food cultures, but our experience runs far further than that. We can take you on journeys through untouched wilderness, into ancient ruins and monasteries, to the people spinning wool and weaving songs in styles rooted in ancient times. We look forward to being your guide, and to ensuring that by blending authenticity with relaxation and the traditions full of life, your trip to Georgia is fascinating, remarkable and will leave you wanting to return for more.

Our Experience

With founders like Ia Tabagari, currently the Head of Incoming Tour Operators Association and with 20 years of experience in tourism industry & John Wurdeman, painter, winemaker & restaurateur behind the Pheasant’s Tears, who travels extensively worldwide advocating and presenting workshops on artisanal wines, food traditions and wine tourism, as well as the best local product managers and guides – it is safe to say that with the Living Roots you are on the way to one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

We constantly create custom tours for individual travelers & groups ranging from food and travel writers seeking out new stories to architects & future chefs to students of political science, from singers exploring polyphony to wine professionals seeking hands on experience. Hence we can offer fascinating itineraries for people with any special interest, also feel free to tell us how we can tailor your experience and host you best.

Experience some of the most beautiful and remote places on Earth in unique ways, staying in villages that benefit directly from your presence. These award-winning, sustainable holidays offer unforgettable experiences, with wonderful walking, culture & discovery.


John Wurdeman

Co founder
Creative Director

Elene Bukhaidze


Ia Tabagari

Managing Director

Tamara Natenadze

Product Manager & Tour Coordinator

Levan Bukhaidze

Event Manager & Coordinator

Mariam Kiasashvili

Marketing & Sales

Anna Butkhuzi

Office manager, Accounting assistant

Tiko Otarashvili

Chief Accountant


Together with our partners & friends we strive to promote and improve sustainable tourism. Most of the memorable, fascinating & inspiring experiences are provided jointly with them.


Ghvino Underground



Wine Tourism Association

Wine Tourism Association

Pheasant’s Tears Winery

Ensembles Zedashe & Zlekha

Geo Film Production