Georgia is known as one of the oldest wine-making countries in the world. Kakheti is a region of Georgia where wine making has a long tradition.

We will provide the conference participants with a wine tour in Château Mukhrani. It is one of the most visited venues to get a fascinating insight into the traditions and secrets of Georgian wine-making, blended with remarkable stories about the Georgian Royal family. On the way to Château Mukhrani we will visit one of the oldest city Mtskheta.

Mtskheta was founded in the 5th century BC. It was capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia (Kartli) from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the "Historical Monuments of Mtskheta" became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

After the conference 1 and/or 3 days post conference tour in Gudauri is planned. Gudauri is a mountain ski resort situated on a south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia at 2200m above sea level with skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. The resort lies 120 km (75 miles) to the north of the capital Tbilisi and is only 2 hours driving from the Tbilisi International Airport.

In Gudauri you will find excellent skiing opportunities and Georgian hospitality with its faimous kitchen, wine and chacha.

Participants interested in the tours should address the Organizing Committee as soon as possible.