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Wine Tour & Tasting in an Organic Winery in Arcadia or Nemea

Wine Tour & Tasting in an Organic Winery in Arcadia or Nemea

Let your senses guide you through a winery counting nearly 40 years of wine-making tradition!

A 3-hour guided wine experience from the locals, that includes a tour in the vineyards and the winery, the cellars and a wonderful wine tasting! A visit to Kapsia Cave, one of the top ten Greek caves upgrades the whole wine experience depending on the season.

Visit the first certified winery in Arcadia region in Peloponnese to open to the public, taste award-winning wines and discover the secrets of the Greek wine-making tradition.

 

 

Where

You will visit a local Estate and an organic winery located at a small village at the foot of Mt Mainalo, located in Arcadia region in Peloponnese, 100 km (60 mi) from Kalamata.

The Estate is a family business, with a wine-making tradition that goes back nearly 40 years. The private vineyards occupy an area of around 30 acres and produce 3 varieties: Moschofilero, Cabernet and Merlot.

The local family use organic methods to produce all their wines, with natural vinification.

 

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When

  • The wine tour experience is available all-year round. Individual parts of the tour may vary, depending on the time of the year.
  • Grape harvesting takes place in September and October (depending on season).
  • Greek official holidays are excluded.

 

The Wine Tour Experience

Join us for a 3-hour guided tour by the locals of a family winery in Arcadia.

 

Part 1: Tour of the Vineyards (May - November)

Enjoy a tour of the vineyards and find out all about the history and philosophy of organic farming. This part of the experience is only available from May to November.

 

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Part 2: Grape Harvesting (depending on the season - September & October)

Get a first-hand look at the harvesting of organic grapes, straight from the vineyards. Find out all the secrets of traditional winemaking from the local experts.

 

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Part 3: Tour of the Cellars

Take a tour of the wine cellars and discover all the different wine varieties of the beautiful winery!

 

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Part 4: Wine Tasting

Get a taste of the Estate's entire wine range. Immerse yourself in the deep flavours and rich aromas of the 5-7 different wine labels!

 

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Part 5: Petimezi Tasting

Discover the flavoursome and aromatic petimezi (boiled grape must). At the Estate, this traditional Greek product and superfood is produced from organic grapes.

 

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Part 6: Full local Lunch at a village tavern (upon request)

What could be better than conclude your exciting wine experience with a delicious homemade food that includes mouthwatering appetizers, such as traditional pies with eggs, wild greens, Greek salad and local cheeses?

This is followed by a choice of pork cooked in egg-lemon sauce, beef in red sauce served with homemade pasta or oven-baked lamb with potatoes or similar dishes. For dessert, there’s traditional walnut pie with ice cream! Vegan and vegetarian dishes are also available.

 

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Extra Experiences

Depending on the season and provided time permits, you may participate in extra activities.

 

Visit to Kapsia Cave

Experience an amazing tour of Kapsia Cave, one of the top ten Greek caves. This cave is known for its complex system of natural sinkholes.

Another feature of the cave is its rare colours (white, yellow, red, green and light blue) and its abundance of stalactites and stalagmites. Neolithic fossils, human bones and skulls, and clay lamps dating back to the 4th and 5th century AD have also been discovered within the cave.

 

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Are you a travel agency or company and are looking for a trusted local partner?

Do you wish to build a mutual, fruitful collaboration and would like to provide one of a kind gastronomic experiences

or team building events to your travelers?

You can contact us and organize it for you in the best way possible!

 

Tips

To make your visit even more memorable, here are some tips:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and a hat as you’ll spend quite a bit of time outdoors.
  • Notify us of any special dietary needs (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, flexitarian, etc).
  • Notify us of any allergies (e.g. food allergies, allergies to bees, etc.).

 

Pricing

  • Small, only private experiences of 5-7 guests: 135,00 € / per person
  • Min. of guests: 4 - Max. 12.

 

Contact us to request a price:

  • For less than 4 or more than 12 guests, please read the Additional info part below.
  • For transfer services or organize your transfer from Athens city or any other place in Peloponnese and join the wine tour experience.

 

We can also design and provide tailor-made and multi-day experiences in the region of Peloponnese upon request.

Drop us a line at mamasflavours@gmail.com and together we’ll come up with a personalized gastronomic experience

just for you!

Included in the price

  • Wine tour and wine tasting of 5-7 wine labels
  • Tasting of petimezi (Greek superfood)
  • Greek local delicacies 
  • Local hosts throughout the experience
  • All taxes   

 

Excluded from the price

  • Light or full local lunch with drinks at a village tavern (upon request and at an extra charge)
  • Personal purchases from the winery (optional)
  • Entrance fees for Kapsia Cave (visit upon request)
  • Tips & gratuities (optional)
  • Transfer may be provided upon request and at an extra charge

 

Additional Info

  • The wine tour experience is provided upon request and depending on availability. In case there is no availability for the day you are interested, it can be offered the next available date or choose another similar experience after coordination.
  • Transfer is needed to visit the Organic Winery which is located 1 hour from Kalamata in Arcadia region. Please inform us if you have your own vehicle. In other case, we can arrange it with our partners at an extra cost.
  • Depending on availability and the season, the wine tour experience may also take place either in another winery in Arcadia or in Korinthia region in Nemea area.
  • Availability of the Organic Winery in Arcadia: Open only on Saturdays and Sundays for a min. of 2 guests. Monday - Friday: Min. of guests: 4.
  • Availability of the Winery in Nemea (1 hour & 25' away from Kalamata): Monday - Sunday. Min. of guests: 2. In this case, we check availability and we provide you with a new price. 
  • Holy Friday - Easter Tuesday and Greek official holidays are excluded.
  • Depending on where the wine tasting experience is offered, a light or full local lunch may be provided at a village tavern after the experience, in Arcadia or in Korinthia region in Nemea area, upon request and at an extra charge.
  • The Capsia Cave is open: Monday to Friday 09:00 a.m. - 15.00 p.m - Saturdays and Sundays: 09:00 a.m. - 21:00 p.m. excluding Greek official holidays.
  • Meeting point and time: In front of the Port Authority Offices in Kalamata at 09.30 a.m.
  • Languages: English & Greek. Other languages can be provided at an extra charge.
  • Family friendly.
  • Wheelchair accesible: 80%.

 

Bookings & payment

  • Bookings: In order to organize your experience in the best way, the booking and the full payment must be made the latest 3 days before.
  • For bookings less than 3 days or last minute requests, please contact us via email to check availability.
  • When the booking and the transaction are completed the experience is officially confirmed by Mama's flavours through email.
  • All payments can be made through our booking engine, bank transfer (you can contact us via email for this option) or Paypal.
  • Cash is not accepted.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Mama's flavours reserves the right to postpone the experience due to bad weather. If the tour is postponed, no refund is given but, the experience is conducted the next available date and after coordination.
  • For cancellations from our guests, there is no refund regardless of cancellation status but, you may choose a next available date.
  • All sales final.

 

Mama's flavours philosophy

Our scope is to provide our guests - travelers a high quality personalized and authentic local experience that goes above and beyond their expectations. For this reason, we prefer to organize private experiences to couples, friends and families. This applies also for larger groups for e.g. a group of friends or a team building events. 

When you, our guest, book one or more of our gastronomic experiences, the day is dedicated to you, your friends and your beloved ones. With this way, we enjoy a beautiful day together and at the end we say goodbye as friends!

 

 

 

 

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