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This was such an enjoyable experience! A very nice lady interpreter picked us up from our hotel (and later returned us there). Her English was extremely good and she translated for us, line by line throughout the proceedings. Also she was a very nice, friendly...More
Located in a building on the left to 'samarkand restaurant'. There's small sign, but you can recognize it by the turquoise colored walls. Inside there's a small museum of wine production (all signs in Russian, but Google translate helped... Local wine tasting, the owner is...More
For some inexplicable reason, Viator charges $37 for this "tour." Other reviews say you'll pay half that if you book through your hotel. That's still a tidy profit for the hotel. Here's what I did instead. I just went.
I had lunch in Restaurant Samarkand...More
I really encourage to visit this place. You can taste dry wines, desert wine, and brandy all made from Samarkand! As Samarkand has sweeter grapes(up to 35% natural sweetness), I really enjoyed desert wine! Young brandy also has great aroma!!!
We booked a tour for the two of us and they asked our nationality.
We turned up promptly but no one took any notice of us while they finished off with a large tour party.
When that was done we made ourselves known but were...More
Great little wine tasting experience - you taste 3 wines, 4 dessert wines and 3 cognacs, all made locally. A little museum tour is included giving you the background on the winery. At the end you can buy bottles for ridiculously cheap prices - bought...More
Is there any production of alcohol in Uzbekistan? Uzbekistan has started producing alcohol products after the Russian occupation in the end of 19t century. The khovrenko winery factory offers you some wine tasting and a visit to their museum.
Samarkand was the last place we expected to have a wine tasting. We entered, what looked to be a large private house, and after some time, we entered a large room and sat at a table with a few other people. In front of us...More