Telavi  was the capital of the kingdom of Kakheti in the 10-11th century and later in 17-18th centuries. Now it’s a small and cozy town, which goes to sleep at 9pm. Located only an hour and a half from Tbilisi,  Telavi is set in the vineyard-strewn Alazani valley, between the Gombori Mountains and the Caucasus.

Its been pouring with rain so to lighten everybody’s humour we visited a home winery. Afterwards we had dinner with the owner in his home, this was by far the best food we have eaten and the first time I have actually enjoyed Georgian cuisine.