Vineyard and harvest experience

8 hours
Chania, Greece

A brief introduction of the tour :

Learn about the traditional way of life on Crete.
Help make wine during harvest season, from picking the grapes to stomping them!
Tantalise your tastebuds with local recipes based on wine.
Enjoy a glass or more of local wines and learn about the local varieties from harvest to bottling.
Participate in a hands-on cooking class in a picturesque mountaintop village.

 

From Stomp to Sip in Crete!

Love wine? Want to be a farmer for a day and get hands-on experience in a vineyard? Willing to get your feet wet and red in a roll-up-your-pants grape stomp?! Even if you don’t like physical labor, you can still enjoy the fruits of the grape harvest! Grab this opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime experience off the beaten path on Crete.

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Your tour promotes rural tourism, which supports deep-rooted traditions and local economies that don’t generally benefit from tourism.
  • On your tour, you also join a local family at their vineyard, where you practice traditional wine-making methods.
  • As part of your tour, you enjoy a farm-to-table organic meal made from fresh, seasonal products following traditional recipes and old ways of cooking.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary (coffee, rusks, olives and cheese, a three-course traditional Cretan meal, house wines, fresh orange juice for the children, traditional sweets). (A vegetarian meal option is available.)

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Meeting point: There are two meeting points — please double-check the meeting point in your departure city.
    • Chania: Chania Municipal Market at 8:15 am
    • Rethymnon: Square of the Four Martyrs in the centre of Rethymnon at 9:30 am
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  • Starting time: 8.15 am
  • Ending point: Chania Municipal Market. Alternatively, we can drop off any tour participants whose hotels are along the route from Rethymnon back to the Chania Municipal Market.
Price: From €111