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National wine tasting tour

Your guru: Emin
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  • Baku
  • Available in: English, Russian

About the guru Emin

Hello everyone.My name is Emin.I love Baku - its windy weather, magnificent architecture, mystical history and welcoming people.I live in Azerbaijan Baku.I can organise tours and accommodations in Azerbaijan.I can create private and group tours like businesses or trips to other regions of Azerbaijan like Sheki,Qabala,Shamaxi,Quba,Lankaran and others.if you want to get more i... More »

Hello everyone.My name is Emin.I love Baku - its windy weather, magnificent architecture, mystical history and welcoming people.I live in Azerbaijan Baku.I can organise tours and accommodations in Azerbaijan.I can create private and group tours like businesses or trips to other regions of Azerbaijan like Sheki,Qabala,Shamaxi,Quba,Lankaran and others.if you want to get more information fell free to contact me.

About the tour

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's long history of wine production was rediscovered at archaeological digs of settlements in Kültəpə, Qarabağlar and Galajig where archaeologists discovered stone fermentation and storage vessels that included residue and grape seeds dating back to the second millennium BC. The Ancient Greeks were well aware of wine production in the area by at least the 7th century BC according to Herodotus. Later Strabo would comment in the 1st century BC about an Azerbaijani wine known as Albania. Arabic historians and geographers—most notably Abu'l-Fida, Al-Masudi, Ibn Hawqal and Al-Muqaddasi - described the extensive viticulture around Ganja and Barda that was taking place even after Islamic conquest of the area.

Since the fall of Communism and the restoration of Azerbaijani independence, ardent attempts have been made to revive and modernize the Azerbaijani wine industry. Today vineyards are found in the foothills of Caucasus Mountains as well and the Kur-Araz lowlands near the Kura River. In the 21st century, Ganja, Nagorno-Karabakh and Nakhchivan have emerged as centers of wine production in the region. Among the grape varieties used to produce Azerbaijani wine include Pinot noir, Rkatsiteli, Pinot blanc, Aligote, Matrassa, Podarok Magaracha, Pervenets Magaracha, Ranni Magaracha, Doina, Viorica and Kishmish Moldavski.Local grape varieties indigenous to Azerbaijan include White Shani, Derbendi, Nail, Bayanshire, Gamashara, Ganja Pink, Bendi, Madrasa, Black Shani, Arna-Grna, Zeynabi, Misgali, Khindogni, Agdam Kechiemdzhei, Tebrizi, and Marandi.

The tour will be held at one of the restaurants of the old city.In this tour you will taste some types of national Azerbaijani wine with chhese plate.Tour is free and based on tips.For tasting you will have to pay restaurant's bill.İf you are the only registered to the tour please book untill 1 hour before starting the tour.

Meeting point
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How to find me: Next to the Double Gates of the Old City(in front of the tourist information centre)
Tour duration: 2 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (1)

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Megan

3 days ago

I was amazed how tasty and unique shorts of wines Azerbaijan has.

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