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Wine Tasting Class of Aged Wines at Afianes Winery

Aegean Islands

Ikaria

Duration

1 h
30 m

Availability

Up to 40 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 40 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Description

A fusion of wine tradition, archaeology, and innovation.
Located on the Ikarian highlands overlooking the western end of the island the Afianes estate is a place where wine, friends, nature, and tradition come together. The winery spreads across a verdant hilltop interspersed with natural granite stones, and it is a true sanctuary for wine and nature lovers alike.
From the outset, the main goal of Nikos Afianes and his wife Maria was for Ikarian wine to regain its ancient historical place on the global wine map. Afianes wine estate was created with love and good taste in 1997 in the Raches district of Ikaria. Today, Afianes wines have established themselves worldwide as unique, combining the ancient wine traditions of Ikaria with the exquisite local grape-varieties and the innovative winemaking methods. Visitors have the chance to get acquainted with the traditional Ikarian way of making wine, starting from the old “cyclopean horseshoe-shaped winepress”, and the stone cellar for clay jars where the wine-making process is taking place.
Afianes state-of-the-art winery is built inside a large vineyard located in the village of Profitis Elias in northwestern Ikaria at an altitude of 610 m.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Delve deep into the art of wine tasting and discover the secrets of the Afianes winery.
Learn to understand and feel the true character of each wine while an experienced guide walks you through the basic principles of wine tasting in a short wine tasting class. Discover three fresh as well as two aged wines, and learn how to identify the special traits and nuances of the aged wines. The tasting class is accompanied by a cheese platter as well as rusks baked in a traditional wood-fired oven. Learn not only how to identify different wine profiles but also how to select the right wine for each occasion.
*Only by reservation 24 hours in advance.

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    Products

    Natural wines, extra virgin olive oil, chocolate with red wine, organic grape syrup, handmade soap with red wine, organic petimezi.

    Tour Languages

    Greek, English, French

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