WINE MAKING TOUR
TRADITIONAL HOME WINE MAKING
In the first days of September, we and our grapes will be ready for the implementation of our traditional home winemaking.
Exact dates are not yet available as the harvest depends on the weather conditions that will prevail throughout the summer.
You can express a wish for the first or second week of September and we will contact you in a timely manner for available dates.
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: 70 €
– 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“