Another great day in a wine lovers’ paradise.
After walking along part of the castle wall of Signagi, we visited the Pirosmani Museum whom Picasso idolized as a genius when he visited Signagi. Afterwards we toured the Bodbe monastery (Georgia has more than its share of monasteries and this was a relatively newer one -18th century. We returned to Tbilisi after a pleasant 90 minute drive and went directly to the annual Tbilisi Wine Festival where dozens of winemakers freely poured their wines.
Later in the evening we had our farewell dinner at Azarphesha, one of Tbilisi’s great restaurants with a wonderful wines. We were joined by a friend of a former student of mine from Connecticut. They met at a conference in Prague and have become close friends. George, who is a native of Tbilisi, was very helpful with advice as I planned this tour and I am glad we followed his advice for our visits.
I will do a wrap-up blog after I return and have a chance to rest. Our flight this morning leaves 4:25am! But I don’t care- I am so happy that I decided to do this tour. Georgia far exceeded our expections.