I can’t speak highly enough of Nasimi’s wine tour. It really was the best thing we did in Azerbaijan. Nasimi is a great guy with perfect English who explained everything about everything, not just wine. We thoroughly pestered him with questions about all the interesting things we saw along the way to the vineyard.
It was a very long day out - three and a half hours each way - but it was really worth it, as we saw so much beautiful scenery along the way, including a change from desert to mountains and valleys with lush greenery. We stopped for tea at a lake, then had lots of nibbly bits at the winery, along with plenty of wines. On the way back, we had a delicious lunch of traditional Azeri food then later, Nasimi even stopped for corn on the cob at a roadside stall, when we expressed an interest in it.
It was a thoroughly excellent tour and if I ever go back to Azerbaijan (which I am hoping to), I will certainly use Nasimi again.
As a final note, the wines we bought at the winery were absolutely delicious. All in all, a fabulous day out.