Wine tour

  In Azerbaijan, wines made from grapes are called sharab (Azerbaijani: şərab) while wines from other fruits including apples, pomegranates and mulberry are called nabiz. Other sorts are called chakhyr (Azerbaijani: çaxır). According to historians, there are more than 450 different categories of wild grape found in Azerbaijan which had been used for wine-making throughout the history of Azerbaijan. Among the historical names of wine brands are Reyhani, Jumhuri, Mishmish, Valani, Arastun, Handigun and Salmavey. Contemporary brand names include Shahdagh, Chinar, Sadili, Aghdam, Kurdamir, Aghstafa and Madrasali. Others, such as "Giz Galasi" (Maiden Tower), "Yeddi Gozal" (Seven Beauties), "Gara Gila" and "Naznazi" made from the Madrasa pink grape are exclusive to Azerbaijan since they are indigenous to Madrasa village of Shamakhi Rayon only. Rkatsiteli is another kind of grape grown and used for wine-making in northwestern Azerbaijan                                                                             

The contemporary wine-making in Azerbaijan is seen in Ganja-Qazakh and Shirvan economic zones. Vineyards in these regions account to about 7% of the country's cultivated land. The regions are famous for 17 vine and 16 table grape varieties, most common of the grape sorts being Pinot noir.                                                                                                                                          

Most of wines produced in Azerbaijan during Soviet rule were exported to Russia, Belarus and the Baltic, but they were ceased due to Gorbachev alcoholim prohibition campaign in the 1980s.                                                                                                                                                    

There are nearly 10 wineries and vineyards producing wine in the country. The largest one is Vinagro, created in 2006. It uses the Goygol Wine Plant near Ganja founded in 1860 by German immigrants. Exports to other countries are steadily growing due to good quality of Azerbaijani wine products.  Most of produce is currently being targeted for Russian and European markets as well as new growing markets for Azerbaijani wine such as China.                                                  

Since restoration of independence of Azerbaijan in 1991, the Azerbaijani wines won 27 prizes at international competitions. Azerbaijan has been increasing its wine production for the last several years. In 2003, it produced 3,790, in 2005 - 4,005 and in 2007 - 7,200 tons of wine.

               

Medical use

 In the Middle Ages, some wines were also used against tiredness and relaxation. For instance, in the court of Shah Suleyman Safavi, royal physicians recommended wine to alleviate tiredness. Other sorts were utilized as medicine. In his writings in 1311, historian and scholar Yusuf ibn Ismail al-Kutubi notes that small doses of wine can strengthen the sense of organs and the whole body, and melancholy, depression and bad mood, while water-diluted wines are a good medicine against fever and cold. Wines produced from rose petals were used against headaches, heart disease and stomach ache.

 

Tour Program:         

                                                                      

  1st day

                

  •  Meeting at The Baku Heydar Aliyev airport.
  •  Transfer to the hotel.
  •  Lunch
  • Sightseeing in an “Old City”(Inner City)-  Maden Tower (XII c. under UNESCO  protection)- the symbol of Baku. “Shirvashakhs palace” (XV c. under UNESCO  protection),"Gosha Gala"  and museums.”, visiting of memorial “Alley of Martyrs” and “Mountain Park to survey of a  panorama of Baku).
  • Dinner (national cuisine)
  • Overnight in hotel 

 

 

2nd day

 

  • Breakfast
  • Excursion to the Wine factory . (Baku wine factory N 1)
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Dinner (national cuisine)
  • Overnight in hotel

 

 

                           

  3rd day                                                   

Baku-Aghsu-İsmayıllı

                          

Baku

  • Breakfast

After breakfast direction to Aghsu

 

Aghsu

  • Excursion at factory  ("Az-Granata" Aghsu Juse and Wine Factory) – degustation
  • Excursion at Medieval archeological Aghsu city
  • Lunch (regional cuisine)
  •  After lunch direction to Ismayilli
  • Excursion to Shato Monolit factory (in Hadjihatem village)
  • Wine degustation. (Shato Monolit)
  • Dinner
  •  Overnight in hotel (Monolit)          

                                              

                                                                            

   4th day

            İsmayıllı-Qabala            

             

  • After breakfast direction to Qabala
  • Sightseeing in Qabala
  • Lunch
  • Excursion at Agro-Azerinvest MMC (Qabala Wine    Factory) 
  • Dinner (national cuisine)
  • Overnight in hotel                                  

                                                   

  5th day

 

  • After breakfast direction to Ganja
  • Lunch
  • Acquaintance with  "Goy-Gol" factory
  • Sightseeing in Ganja
  • Helendorf the trace of Germanes -The main street of Khanlar which was once called Helenendorf and the settlement of German immigrants. The houses were built in the mid-1800s
  • Dinner   (national)
  • Overnight in hotel

                                                                   

 6th day

 

  • After breakfast departure to Baku
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in hotel  

                                                                               

7th day

                       

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to airport

 

 

İnclude:

  • transfer
  • transport
  • 3 day in Baku overnight,
  • 1 day in İsmayıllı overnight,,
  • 1 day Ganja overnight,
  • 1 day Qabala overnight,
  • meal (three time),
  • tour guide,  
  • a wine gift

 

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