Ethno Master Class & Wine Tasting Baku
If you want to indulge yourself in local culture of Azerbaijan, travel back in time, experience day-to-day activities of local people and try all varieties of local Azerbaijani wine with delicious snacks and local meals and without traveling long distance, then this experience is for you.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Baku and go to Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex located near by the capital Baku in Absheron peninsula. Absheron is an ancient settlement, which is proved by barrows, fire traces and tombs found there during archaeological excavations. Qala village is one of the oldest settlements in the northeast Absheron. Created a few years ago, the Museum Complex in Qala preserves the antique monuments in the open air. Materials belonging to periods from the early Bronze Age to the ancient, the medieval, and right up to the 19th century, are preserved in the complex.
Here you will see open-air Archaeological-Ethnographic Museum Complex and the Castle Gala, and you will have interactive tour consisting of 4 master classes: cooking, pottery, carpet weaving, blacksmith. For example, you will visit a potter and will prepare something from clay, visit carpetmaker and learn how to weave a carpet, go to kitchen and learn how to spread lavash and cook on “Sac” (which is a metal saucepan where you put lavash) and visit blacksmith to learn how people used to forge iron (by beating).
After finishing with Qala, you will be transferred to Art Club Restaurant which is located in Old City. Then our local wine expert will conduct wine tasting of 6 local wines of Azerbaijan (2 red, 2 white, 1 rose, 1 dessert wine) with local meals and snacks. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Azerbaijani wine is produced in several regions throughout Azerbaijan. Prior to 20th century communist rule, Azerbaijan had a thriving wine industry that dated back to the second millennium BC. Azerbaijan, considered to be one of the birthplaces of the vine, is very rich in grape varieties, not only for the production of table or technical grapes, but also wild ones. According to a study, more than 600 local and introduced grape varieties can be found in Azerbaijan today.
9:30 – pick up from any address within Baku
10:20 – Arrive at Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex
12:20 – finish with master classes and transfer to Art Club restaurant in Old city
13:00 – start wine tasting with local wine expert, with snacks and lunch
15:00 – finish and transfer back to your hotel
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When does it run?
Daily – on request
Approx. 5-6 hours
Free pick up from hotel or from any address in Baku
Drop off to hotel or to any address in Baku
7 days +: 100% REFUND
3 – 7 days: 70% REFUND
1-3 days: 50% REFUND
Less than 24 hours before scheduled departure time: No Refund
- Online Payment with VISA/MasterCard
- Bank Transfer
- Guide services
- Entrance to Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex
- 4 master classes (cooking, carpet weaving, pottery, blacksmith)
- Wine tasting – 6 types of wines
- Lunch (see menu below)
- Butter (with sesame and greens)
- “Shor” (creamy salty cottage cheese)
- “Suzme”(yoghurt cheese)
- Fresh herbs
- Local and international cheese plate
- Meat plate
- Eggplant rolls
- Mangal (grill) Salad
- National Gutabs (with 2 options: meat and herbs)
- Fruit plate
- Mixed nuts plate