LIVE THE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF THE GREEK WINE HARVEST
GRAPES-HARVESTING EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENTIAL TOURS
Calm seas, amazing colors in the horizon, blazing sunshine, shorter yet ever warm days, and cool longer nights; these are only some of the blessings that September brings to Greece. This first month of fall is also the month of grapes’ harvesting. A short period of time that will define whether it will be another year of excellence in winemaking.
According to a very old Greek saying, if grapes are not harvested on time and if the “battle” of the harvest doesn’t follow the rules, then the (wine) war will be lost. Thus, hundreds of generations were nurtured by the idea that September means Summer, Harvest and War.
Following a 3.500 years’ old tradition, people in the different wine areas of Greece keep turning harvesting into a feast.
Being part of this fascinating ritual is an unparalleled experience; a journey through the wonders of nature and the passion of brave winemakers, committed to producing authentic Greek wines that proudly stand among the world’s top wines.
To live it, follow Adriana’s wine tours and private visits during harvest to some of the most exceptional wineries in Attica and the Peloponnese.
Designed to satisfy even the most demanding wine connoisseurs, the mythical journey starts in the wineries close to Athens. There, in the land of Dionysus, god of winemaking and wine, under the world-famous azure skies, harvest is done exactly the way it was done in the ancient times.
Next stop is at the fertile land of Nemea, 100km south-west of Athens in the Peloponnese; a region of excellent wine-making and great archaeological interest. Nemea was where, according to mythology, Hercules, super-hero and semi-god of ancient times killed the lion that ravaged the area and was worshiped by the locals.
Whether in Attica or in the wider area of southern Greece, Adriana’s luxurious wine tours are the epitome of combining exclusive wine tasting with gourmet recipes made of Greece’s finest delicacies. All you have to do is pack your hats and sunglasses and sign in to join Adriana’s magical wine-experience.
Andriana’s winery paths
Regions of Athens, Nemea, Achaia
9-10 hours depending on the final schedule and location
Temple of Poseidon Sounio, Ancient Nemea, Nafplion city, Archaeological Museum of Patras
Five-course Greek meal at restaurant. Stop at a traditional café
Luxury Mini van - pick up from the hotel
Andriana’s winery paths
10 pax max
Luxury transportation by a professional chauffeur
Refreshments & snacks during the journey
Entrance tickets and private guide to the cultural sites (optional)
Private tours at the wineries by certificated guide, Mrs Andriana, WSET Diploma (Cand.) / 2 wineries
Wine tasting of six premium Greek wines at each winery.
Gourmet lunch with selected wines
Coffee and deserts
Memorabilia’s gift box
For the harvest:
Handmade painted hats with your name on them
T-shirt designed for the harvest
Baskets for the grapes
It was like spending the day with a good friend
Jayne, Bill and Kennedy, Pennsylvania USA
Thank you so much for such an awesome day.! We loved everything that you planned for us. Our day wasn’t like being on a tour, it was like spending the day with a good friend. The only thing missing from our grape picking experience was that we didn’t get to stomp the grapes with our feet! We can’t wait to see the photos from the vineyard. I imagine some of them are pretty funny. I hope that our paths will cross sometime again in the future as well. If you ever come to the States, please look us up. In the meantime, my very best wishes for your continued success with your new business.