We began the day by a visit to the Nodaris Winery near Telavi.
The proprietor pouring tastings of his Georgian-style wine
We then had a long drive to the 8th C Davit Gareja monastery,
preceded by a picnic lunch on a vast, empty sheep field.
The monastery overlooks striking hills rich in iron ore.
The Davit Gareja monastery is a dramatic structure carved into the rock..
A wall of the interior courtyard has some simple but striking brickwork.
An entrepreneur outside the monastery prepared coffee drinks from the trunk of his VW.