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Wine Making

Wine Making

per person

5

Duration

Metochi Farmhouse

Location

1+

Age

Every day

Dates

CRETAN TRADITIONAL WINE MAKING

Live a unique experience and make wine in the “old-fashioned” way,  in a traditional house in Kissamos, Chania, Crete.

Metohi farmhouse welcomes you to a 90-years old tradition.

Our family has been producing since 1928 different varieties of grapes in their own vineyards, which offered the wine of the year and more!

First we will give you a tour of the farm with the olive groves, the vineyard, the gardens and the orchard, while at the same time you will learn various interesting things about Cretan products, about the history of the family and the area.

Then everything will be ready for a unique experience!

Our grapes will be thrown into the traditional wine press and then all of us together or in groups will start stepping on the grapes until we get as much “must” as we need for the wine of the year!

The pressing of the grapes is a day of celebration.

The wooden table is already laid with the various appetizers, along with the wine of last year’s harvest.

After, you will carry out the entire traditional winemaking process step by step, under the guidance of Giannis and Eleni, who are the family’s fourth generation, continuers of the tradition.

Then we will all have dinner together with traditional Cretan dishes made with the family’s organic products.

This tour includes:

– Tour of our farm with vineyards and olive groves, orchard and gardens

–  Information about the traditional home wine making of the family and of the area

– Pressing the grapes in a traditional press (stepping on the grapes)

– Transfer to and from our farmhouse

– Traditional Cretan meal

– Wine and raki tasting

– Cost: 80 € per adult , 40 € per child (up to 13 yrs)

– Duration 5-6 hours

– Suitable for all ages

 

Some words from Yiannis, the owner of Metochi Farmhouse!

“When I was about 12 years old, my cousin, unintentionally, pushed me and I fell into a large barrel which had a little must at the bottom. The shock was great but after a while the incident was forgotten …

What is impossible to forget are the memories I have left of my grandfather and all those who helped harvest and press the grapes every September!

The characteristic smell of fresh grapes, the taste of grandma’s appetizers and of course the fun that lasted all day!

Now the old grape press of my grandfather Giannis, has been repaired and welcomes my friends and anyone else who wishes every September, to make the wine and tsikoudia of the year together, but above all to have a good time, to eat, to drink and sing!

Around my family’s farm there are several grape beds and our small vineyard, which throughout the year receive our care to offer us their best fruit.

So when the grapes ripen, we collect them and press them in the traditional way to get the must, which we use in various ways, which we will learn together!

At the same time and throughout your visit you will discover all the secrets of our production and winemaking and of course you will try Cretan traditional products cooked by my mother and sister!

You are welcome to Metochi Farmhouse

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

PICK UP POINTS: We can pick you up in front of your hotel or a place near to it !
Some of the places: Kissamos – Kolimbari – Tavronitis – Maleme – Gerani  – Platanias – Agia Marina – Stalos – Kalamaki – Daratso –  Agioi Postoloi – Chania Center (Kriti Hotel – Main market – Alpha Bank chalidon str) and more

Include

Delicious meals
Pick up & bus transfer
Water
English-speaking escort
Homemade wine & raki

Not Include

Don't Forget

Change of clothing (if preferred)
Camera
Light jacket (Spring & Autumn)
Willingness to work in nature

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