Vine-Harvest Day Trip In - Crete, Greece

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Meet The Maker, Make Your Own
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English, Greek
Theme
Outdoor, Countryside, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
96
87
/ Person
Ioannis F
Activity Overview
One day of hard work will reveal you all the secrets of wine-making tradition in Crete

Tour Highlights
  • Vine-harvest in our family vineyard
  • Take part in wine-making process
  • Hear stories and origins behind the wine-making tradition
  • Secret rooms will present Crete through the ages
  • Wine tasting combined with cheese platters of different Cretan varieties
  • Taste freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine
  • Enjoy the fantastic view of Aegean Sea and the mountain around
  • A nice surprise at the end
Description

The traditional wine-making process in Crete has profound origins. From the early age of Minoans to the present day, vine-harvesting is an exceptional celebration. This tour is based on our childhood memories. We will bring you closer to the wine culture in Crete as you take part in the wine-making process using the traditional local method.
The tour begins at our family vineyard as we harvest different varieties of the local grapes that include; ‘Romeiko,' ‘Vidiano,' ‘Vilana,' ‘Kotsifali’ and ‘Mantilari.' You will enjoy this special festival as we sing and dance original Cretan songs. Our voices echo through the White Mountains as the harvesting continues.
Afterwards, we head to our home. It is a cultural Cretan house, built in the early 19th century. We will walk you through the secret rooms that presents Crete through the centuries and share with you the Cretan traditions as you enjoy the Cretan hospitality. With the treadle all set, the wine-making procedure starts, we smash the grape with our feet. The first grape juice appears as we smash harder and harder. When the smashing is over the grapes, remain in the juice for it to get the rose or mid red color.
After all the hard work the feast begins, as we delight in traditional Cretan delicacies paired with fine wine.
 
Practical information
Don't forget:
Comfortable clothing and shoes
One more t-shirt and treasures
Good socks

Terms & conditions:
Wine tasting is not allowed for children under 18 years old. Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead.
The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
Reservations must be made 24 hours before the tour.
If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, the deposit minus the payment processing fee will be totally refunded.
 
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking, local driver/guide
  • Wine and food tasting
  • Liability insurance and local taxes.
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small-group tour
  • Vine-harvest
  • Winemaking process
  • Photos taken on tour are sent electronically via e-mail
Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
Group-size:
Up to 14 people
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
96
87
Older than 12 Years
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
79
70
2- 12 Years old
Timing
Dates
Daily, starting Aug 1, 2018, until Oct 1, 2018
Duration
8 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Strict
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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