Drink Wine at These Favorite Zakynthos Wineries

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grampas-wineryZakynthos is one of those islands where it’s all too easy to miss out on experiencing Greece’s traditional way of life. The resort crowd here can be rather intense, and even though the beaches on this island are some of the best in Greece, many visitors long to have more unique experiences. One of the best ways to do this is to get away from the resorts in order to enjoy some of the other things the island has to offer. Since Zakynthos is also known for its delicious wine, the wineries and vineyards are a great place to start. Here’s an overview of some of the best wineries the island has to offer:

Art & Wine Winery

The Art & Wine Winery is considered to be one of the favorites for visitors on the island. The  proprietors here are always willing to give a tour of the place, even when one hadn’t been scheduled. The grounds are very pretty and have some of the best scenery the island has to offer. Wine tastings here are usually free, which means that the owners are more than happy to share their product with their guests in order to help them decide whether or not they want to buy a bottle to take home. It’s more than just the hospitality, though, that gives this winery such high ratings – the wines themselves are always a hit.

Ampelostrates Horese Vineyard

One of the things that sets this winery apart is that when people visit, they have the distinct feeling that they stepped into the past. Located in Zante, this establishment has a family feel to it, and it offers a charming glimpse into everyday life. Besides the vineyard, there are also plenty of animals here to add to the tranquility. The wines are are also of the highest quality and the vineyard owners are always willing to give you a tasting and a tour!

Callinico Winery

Visitors at this winery report that the wines are excellent and that it is difficult to stop in without buying a few bottles to take home! This is one of those places where modern life merges with the ancient Greek art of producing wine. The tasting room is modernized and friendly, and the winery uses all the latest techniques and technology. However, this is also an ideal place to learn about the history of wine in Greece. Be sure to schedule a tour of the grounds if you have time!

Grampsos Winery

One of the things that visitors enjoy about the wines that can be found at Grampsas Winery is how nicely balanced they all are. The grounds are also pleasant and genteel, and it is fun to take a tour of the site. Tasting some of the wines is the way to go here because it is the best way to decide which to take home!

As you can see, there are plenty of wineries on the island of Zakynthos to enjoy. Since they all have their special charm, it can be hard to choose just one. The wines that these vineyards produce are delicious and can satisfy even the pickiest of wine drinkers.

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