harvest shato mukhraniIt has been 9 years since Château Mukhrani has established a tradition of inviting guests to participate in the harvest. Georgian wine and Food Tourism association was honored to take part in this beautiful Harvest. Before the harvest, we were introduced to different sorts of grapes and wine and to other Georgian traditions. The harvest began – we and the guests helped with picking up grapes and soon the winepress was full. These grapes have a long way to go before they become wines, similar to those that are offered here, at Château Mukhrani. Goruli Mtsvane, Shavkapito, Tavkveri, Muscat, you can always find a wine that pleases your mood. Château Mukhrani doors are open for guests every day.

tourism industry 2016Georgian Wine and Food Tourism Association was represented at the business forum “Tourism Industry 2016”, which took place at Castello Mare Hotel & Wellness Resort in Tsikhisdziri on 29-30 September. The main topic of the forum was “Past, Present and Future of Tourism in Georgia”. Such organizations as are International Investors Association, Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia, Georgian Tourism Association and others, discussed about tourism advantages of Georgia, target markets and the ways of problem solving.

EPAC LogoToday at 16th of September 2016, Georgian Wine and Food Tourism Association becomes a member of the Economic Policy Advocacy Coalition – EPAC. Ceremony of membership inauguration was held in Mtskheta, facilitated by USAID G4G, the #EPAC is promoting a business enabling environment through a constructive dialogue between the public and private sectors. The goal of #EPAC is to identify common objectives and initiate policy reforms which will meet Georgia’s civil society needs, requirements and challenges.

unwto2Georgian Wine and Culinary Tourism Association will take part in the 1st The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Wine Tourism, which will be held in the Kakheti wine region of Georgia from 7-9 September 2016.
The Conference will have a unique and dynamic format in which the sessions will take place in different wineries.
Expert speakers will provide snapshot presentations to lead the debates which will ensue at each of the tables. Georgian Wine and Culinary Tourism Association and other participants will be requested to actively participate in the interactive debates with the expert speakers which will be rotating among the tables.