Visit Art & Wine on Zakynthos
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Zakynthos produces unique and delicious wines that one must try when visiting the beautiful island. If you’re a wine lover and an art lover, or want to learn more about either, you are going to enjoy Art & Wine on Zakynthos. Here’s what you should know about Art & Wine.
About Art & Wine
Art & Wine is located on the island of Zakynthos near the mountainous settlement of Maries. Art & Wine is the merging of two worlds: a boutique winery and an icon painting workshop. Together, they create an unforgettable experience.
The buildings of the estate are from the 19th century. These buildings have been renovated to preserve their original style. The wines produced at Art & Wine are made as they were in the old days, but certified by the modern. They do not produce commercial labels, but wines that bring to light the culture and history of the area. Used to create these delicious and unique wines are the golden Robola and the red Avgoustiatis. Some of the wines produced at Art & Wine include: Graigos red dry wine, Sirokos sun-dried sweet red wine, Maistros dry white wine, and Zefyros dry white wine.
A short distance from the winery is a workshop where paintings are created. Giannis Giatrias is a self-taught icon painter since 1980. He is an official member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece. At his workshop in Maries, Giannis creates icons and portraits on wooden canvas and frescoes on golden backgrounds.
Visit Art & Wine on Zakynthos
When you visit Art & Wine for a tour you will enjoy a walk through the cobbled alleys, under pergolas, and along stone pathways that were all made by Giannis Giatras himself. There are places to sit made of stone and wood along the paths when you need a moment of relaxation. You will get a look at traditional wine-making is done. You can see the vines and the store rooms and be able to ask questions you might have about grapes and the wines produced. Art & Wine has a lovely garden where you sit, relax, and listen to nature.
During the tour, you will also enjoy wine tasting in the cellar of the estate, which is set up especially for this event. You will be able to try any of the wineries varieties as well as homemade treats. You can buy homemade goods, herbs, and wines at Art & Wine. You will also be able to admire the wonderful display of icon paintings by Giannis Giatras during the tour of Art & Wine.
Art & Wine is located in the Zakynthian countryside, a few kilometers from Maries, a traditional settlement. Art & Wine is accessible from many towns and villages around Zakynthos. The best road to take when going to Art & Wine is the Macherado-Anafonitria. Using this road, Art & Wine is 20 km from Zakynthos Town, 15 km from Shipwreck Beach, 4 km from Orthonies, and 7 km from Maries.
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