Go Wine Tasting on Mykonos Island
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The Greek island of Mykonos is located in the Aegean Sea where it is one of the most popular destinations. It is a great place for people of all ages, and even though it is known for its party culture, there is plenty more to do than that! Part of what draws people to the island is the wine produced there. Here’s what you should know about wine and wine tasting on Mykonos Island.
Types of Wines on Mykonos
The wine produced on the island of Mykonos is most often labeled as Cyclades or Aegean Sea PGI designations rather than specifically from Mykonos. They may also be labeled as Greece designations. Wine is thought to have been produced on Myonos since the island was first inhabited, but wasn’t commercially done until the 1990s.
The Mediterranean climate on Mykonos Island is ideal for vineyards. During the summer months, the cool winds from the north blow across the vineyards, which is beneficial on especially hot days. During the winter months, the winds from the south warm the vineyards.
One of the wines produced on Mykonos is Paraportiano White Wine, which is made with Asyrtiko and Athiri. This is a classic white vinification that combines fruit and citrus scents and is smooth to the taste. Veggera In Rose is a rose wine that is made with the mandilaria red wine grape. This wine has a subtle aroma and an after-taste that resembles that of peaches. Heliophilos is a sweet red wine made from Malagouzia, Monemvasia, and Mandilari grapes.
Visit a Winery on Mykonos
Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm is a vineyard and farm that produces grapes, wines, honey, organic seasonal vegetables, and Mediterranean herbs. The vineyard at Vioma is home to Aegean varieties including Agiannitis, Athiri, Asyrtiko, Mandilaria, Malagouzia, and Monemvasia. For a wine tasting at Vioma Organic Farm you will meet at the 19th century monastery vineyard of Maou. There you will experience the most authentic wine tasting as well as farm-to-table meal. They even offer a free guided wine tour in English. If you are traveling with children, this is an ideal destination for them as they can view and play with the animals that live on the farm.
Book a Wine Tasting Tour
When spending time on Mykonos Island, be sure to book a wine tasting tour to complete your island experience. One option for wine tasting is to visit a wine or liquor store that has a selection of local and surrounding area wines. If the shop offers wine tastings, you can be sure they’ll be able to educate you on what you’re drinking. This environment is also convenient for purchasing any wine you enjoyed and want to take back home.
Another wine tasting option on the island of Mykonos is a tour and wine tasting. A tour of this kind may take you to an olive grove, winery, and wine press, so you can see how wine gets from the land to your glass. At the end of the tour, you will end up at a local tavern, where you will not only experience unique wines, but spend time interacting with the locals.
This post was written by Greek Boston