Wine tasting in Arcadia

6 hours
Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece

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

A 4-hour guided wine tour that includes grape harvesting, wine tasting and a visit to Kapsia Cave, depending on the season. Visit the first certified winery in the Peloponnese to open to the public, taste award-winning wines and discover the secrets of the Greek wine-making tradition!

Where

You’ll visit a local Estate and an organic winery located at a small village, at the foot of Mt Mainalo, in Arcadia, 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 7 acres and produce 3 varieties: Moschofilero, Cabernet and Merlot.

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

When

  • The tour is available all-year round from 17 January 2022 – 20 December 2022. Individual parts of the tour may vary, depending on the time of the year.
  • Grape harvesting is only available in September and October.
  • All year round excluding Sundays and official holidays.

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, pescaterian, flexitarian etc.).
  • Notify us of any allergies (e.g. food allergies, allergies to bees, etc.).

Cancellation Policy

Mama’s flavours reserves the right to postpone or cancel the activity due to bad weather. If the tour is cancelled, you may choose an alternative date or request a full refund.

  • Full refund or scheduling of next available tour for cancellations 8 days before the tour.
  • 50% refund for cancellations 3 to 7 days before the tour.
  • No refund for cancellations less than 3 days before the tour.

Health Measures & Guidelines for Travelers & Partners

Mama’s flavours is committed to caring for the health and well-being of its travelers and its partners. For this reason, we have specified some necessary health measures and guidelines which must be followed by all travelers and Mama’s flavours partners.

Included in the price

  • Local treats / bottle of water
  • Tour leader
  • Public Liability insurance
  • All taxes

Excluded from the price

  • Entrance fees for the Kapsia Cave (optional)
  • Full local lunch at a village tavern (optional)
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Transfer (optional)

Additional info

  • Availability: Monday to Saturday, excluding Sundays and public holidays.
  • Full local lunch may be provided at the village tavern after the wine tasting, upon request and at an extra small charge.
  • Departure time: 09:00 a.m.
  • Languages: English & Greek. Other languages can be provided at an extra charge.
  • Family friendly.
  • Wheelchair accessible 80%.

If you have your own vehicle you can meet us in Kalamata and make the tour together with your vehicle!

 

Tour Details

Part 1: Tour of the Vineyards

Enjoy a tour of the vineyards and find out all about the history and philosophy of organic farming.

This part of the tour is only available from May to October.

Part 2: Grape Harvesting (available in September and 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 experts!

Part 3: Tour of the Cellars

Take a tour of the wine cellars and discover all the different wine varieties.

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 4-6 different wine labels.

Part 5: Petimezi Tasting

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

Part 6: Light Lunch or Full Meal

Feast on delicious homemade food that includes mouthwatering appetizers, such as traditional pies with eggs, wild greens, Greek salad and local cheeses. This is followed by your choice of pork cooked in egg-lemon sauce, beef in red sauce served with homemade pasta or oven-baked lamb with potatoes. For dessert, there’s traditional walnut pie with ice cream!

The Extras

Depending on the season, you may participate in extra activities.

Visit to Kapsia Cave

Experience an amazing tour of Kapsia Cave, one of the top ten Greek caves. Located right outside the village, 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.

Provided by our partner 

Price: From €160