Wine Tour Ismayilli with Local Lunch
Ismailli – is one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of Azerbaijan, where nature is bountiful in the mountain rivers and waterfalls, majestic cliffs and lakes with pure water, huge forests and spacious pastures. Ismailli is located at the foot of the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus, just on the route of the famous Silk road, and is known from II century BC. It has a rich history that dates back to the stone age. There are huge quantities of artifacts, objects and cultural remains of fortresses, religious and defensive constructions of historical value dating back to the IV century BC that are being detected during excavations.
Frequent historical changes of the events and rulers, the resettlements of ethnic groups led to the diverse ethnic composition of the region, therefore, the territory is inhabited by molokans, Meskhetianturks, tats, haputy, kryzs, etc. For example, famous Ivanovka village is populated by the descendants of the molokans, resettled here from Russia in the XIX century, and it has retained its distinctive culture and traditions, as well as its unique religion. Residents of Ivanovka produce organic dairy products, famous throughout country.
The winery is located at the scenery of Ismailli Region, right at the Southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus at the 750m altitude. Vineyards ideally set at natural rain –fed hills with the right temperature swing between sunny days and chilly nights. The melted snow from the magnificent Niyaldag mountains (2063m) is the only source of water that is nourishing the fertile soil all year round in this beautiful land. When you add to this unique nature the tireless dedication of local people to the local grape varieties and old winemaking traditions, supported by Italian experts, then you are not surprised by the full flavoured taste of this wine. The local winemaking history dates back more than 5000 years, and therefore this place is very attractive for tourists, who may not only enjoy the rich nature and culture of the region, but also taste the local wine varieties
There are 250 hectares of vineyards overlooking Greater Caucasus. You will take a tour throughout the winery and visit wine cellar, famous to be the largest within Ex-Soviet Union. Then we will visit Ivanovka village to have local family lunch with tasting of home-made wine.
8:00 – pick up from any address within Baku
11:00 – be at winery in Ismayilli – Guided tour through the vineyards, visit to the winery, watching the process of wine production and storage in one of the largest wine cellars of Azerbaijan with Chabiant Wine tasting
13:00 – finish with winery, leave to Ivanovka
13:20 – lunch at local family in Ivanovka village
14:00 – leave to Baku
17:00 – be in Baku
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When does it run?
Daily – on request
Approx. 9 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
- Wine tasting – 4-6 types of wines
- Lunch at local family
- Entrance to winery