Winding through the Peloponnese, we’ll visit three award-winning vineyards, each with their own varietals and styles. From hilltop villages to historic port towns, we’ll get to know the locals, share homemade food, and indulge in simple pleasures—laughter, camaraderie, and the pure flavors of this sun-soaked soil.
Of course, we’ll open bottles. Lots of bottles. By the end, you’ll be saying Agiorgitiko three times fast.
Sure, Napa is great. And who would complain about Burgundy? But none of these places capture what’s so special about a wine experience in Greece.
Greek wine is a true vintage. For over 6000 years, wine has been cultivated by hand, stomped by foot, and enjoyed in every home. Always organic, clean and with no sugar added. Today, Greece’s indigenous varieties are a portal to rich tradition and land, where every sip tells a story.
In Greece, food is not simply paired with wine, but often the reason to drink wine in the first place. Cheeses dried in the salty breeze, breads made by our hands, fresh fish and slow-roasted meat will all fill our table between glasses.
Greek wine transcends, turning strangers into friends. It’s the perfect excuse (do we need an excuse?) to unwind, joke, tell stories, or swirl for hours.
Leading you through all of this magic is Evan Turner, award-winning wine director of Krasi of Boston and Bar Vlaha of Brookline. In addition to leading the second-largest Greek wine list in the country, he is an exceptional storyteller. Evan could geek out on pneumatic pressures, but we love him for his inclusive, engaging and downright hilarious approach to the world of wine.
Want a vibe check? Read his engaging and unconventional thoughts on Greek wine here.
Athens greets you with its buzzing streets and lively spirit. We’ll gather under the golden light of the Acropolis for a welcome toast and dinner before walking / sleeping / drinking the jet lag away. Yiamas!
We’ll wind through rugged hills, idyllic villages and make a pit stop at the epic Corinth Canal, landing in Nafplio which we’ll call home for the week. After checking into our hotel, we’ll take a stroll to get acquainted with the place, then cap off the night with dinner.
Today, we’ll head to the village of Ano Diakopto where we’ll visit Tetramythos, a bio-winery run by a dedicated brother duo. We’ll try their interpretation of Retsina, alongside Malagousia and their spin on the Pet Nat. We’ll have lunch on the vineyard with the winemakers, where they can tell us how they rescued local grapes from extinction. The day will wrap in Nafplio with a group dinner.
We’ll wind our way through more Peloponnesian hillsides and plateaus, taking in the aromas of herbs and sea air along the way. Tselepos Winery is our destination today, in Mantinia. Here, we’ll wander through the vineyards, taste the wines, and indulge in a lunch with the winemakers, where we’ll learn about how the founder, Yiannis, and his family are pioneers in establishing the Moschofilero grape. The day will end back in Nafplio with a choose your own adventure — sightseeing, shopping, resting, whatever you’re feeling.
Today, we’ll head out to our final vineyard tour in Argolida, at Domaine Skouras, a powerhouse of Greek winemaking. We’ll have a chance to taste their specialties over a lunch on the property. The signature Megas Oenos as well as Portes Merlot and Salto will surprise you. We’ll cap the night with a group dinner back in Nafplio, taking in all of the seaside charm on our last night there.
Time to take our new vocabulary, (excuse me, “mesoclimate”) back to Athens, where the afternoon is open to explore. We highly recommend strolling through the postcard-perfect neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki. We came as strangers, but we’re leaving as friends. That’s the Oinos way.
Catch some rest on your journey back home, or continue exploring Greece and the wondrous wines it has to offer. The bottles of wine you sent home will help you continue your journey of discovering Greek wines. And if you want more, you’ll find us at Krasi and Bar Vlaha in Boston, MA.
May 12-19. Please plan to arrive in Athens, Greece on May 12th and depart from Athens on May 19th. If you would like to extend your trip past our experience, you are more than welcomed to at your own expense. We are happy to help with any recommendations.
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Each day is created around all things Greek wine. From winery visits to communal dinners, our days and bodies will be full of love, laughter, and of course, wine. For a look into an average day, please see a sample itinerary, here.