About Events – Signagi Wine Festival

Signagi (Georgian: სიღნაღი) is a small, picturesque town situated in Georgia’s easternmost region of Kakheti, overlooking the Alazani Valley and facing the Greater Caucasus Mountains. The town is known for its wine production, carpet weaving, metal crafting, ceramics, wood carvings and leather work.

The town of Signagi. Photo by Roberto Strauss via Flickr.

The town of Signagi. Photo by Roberto Strauss via Flickr.

To celebrate its wine production, the town holds a wine festival in October each year.

Horse and Carriage at the Signagi Wine Festival

Horse and Carriage at the Signagi Wine Festival

Signagi residents and visitors are entertained by traditional dancing, live music, wine tasting, demonstrations of traditional crafts and locally made food and handicrafts.

Wine Festival in Signagi

Wine Festival in Signagi

Wine Festival in Signagi

Wine Festival in Signagi

Traditional dancing at the Signagi Wine Festival

Traditional dancing at the Signagi Wine Festival

Dancers at Signagi Wine Festival

Dancers at Signagi Wine Festival

In 2007, a government sponsored programme renovated the town, maintaining its original style of brick built houses, wooden fretwork balconies, cobblestones and wine cellars. Today, Signagi is called a town-museum because the architectural style that characterized it 200 years ago is still preserved there.

A misty Signagi. Photo by Roberto Strauss via Flickr.

A misty Signagi. Photo by Roberto Strauss via Flickr.

Signagi is one of Georgia’s smallest towns but its population swells during festivals.

Dancers at the Signagi Wine Festival

Dancers at the Signagi Wine Festival

Making Churchkhela

Making Churchkhela

Traditional Dancers at the Signagi Wine Festival

Traditional Dancers at the Signagi Wine Festival

Traditional Music

Traditional Dancers at the Signagi Wine Festival

Traditional Dancers at the Signagi Wine Festival

Unless otherwise stated, all photos courtesy of Sighnaghi Municipality.

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