Unveiling the Ultimate Wine Experience at Heliades Villas in Andros

Unveiling the Ultimate Wine Experience at Heliades Villas in Andros

Immerse yourself in the enchanting Greek Aegean Island of Andros with a one-of-a-kind wine tasting holiday at Heliades Villas. Embark on a 7-day journey filled with relaxation, adventure, and unforgettable tasting experiences. Indulge in the rich wine culture of Andros, where every householder is a winemaker, and discover the hidden gems of Greek wine. Join us for an exclusive opportunity to explore wineries, participate in cooking classes, enjoy nature trails, and savor the finest local cuisine. Get ready for a wine experience like no other!

Discovering Greek Wine:

Masterclasses for Greek Wine Varieties

Over the past few decades, Greece has emerged as a prominent player in the international wine scene, consistently earning accolades and recognition for its exceptional wines. At Heliades Villas, we have partnered with Wines and Tours to offer you a unique “Greek Wine Appreciation” workshop set amidst the stunning island of Andros. Limited to a maximum of 12 participants, this four-day workshop will immerse you in the world of Greek wines.

Masterclasses for Greek Wine Varieties:

Greece boasts over 300 indigenous grape varieties, and during our workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore the five main Greek wine varieties. In small, intimate masterclasses, conducted tastings will guide you through the flavors and characteristics of Assyrticos, Moschofileros, Malagouzias, Agiorgitikos, and Xinomavros. We will also delve into lesser-known varieties like Robola, expanding your knowledge and appreciation of Greek wines. Andros’ local wines will be explored too. In Andros, winemakers primarily work with grape varieties that thrive in the Cyclades region. These include:

Aidani: Known for its light and crisp character, Aidani grapes produce wines with vibrant citrus and floral notes, making them a delightful choice for white wine enthusiasts.

Athiri: Another indigenous white grape variety, Athiri, yields aromatic wines with a balanced acidity and flavors of stone fruits and herbs. Its refreshing profile makes it a popular choice among wine lovers.

Mandilaria: Among the red grape varieties grown in Andros, Mandilaria takes the spotlight. Wines crafted from Mandilaria grapes boast a deep red color, medium to full body, and complex flavors of dark fruits, spices, and earthy undertones.

Mavrotragano: This unique red grape variety, indigenous to the Cyclades, including Andros, produces intense wines. With robust tannins and flavors of blackberries, plums, and spices, Mavrotragano wines offer a memorable drinking experience.

Winery Visits and Tasting Experiences:

A highlight of your wine journey will be visits to local wineries in Andros. Experience the passion and expertise of winemakers as you explore their vineyards and cellars. Delight your senses with tastings of exquisite wines, savoring the distinct flavors and aromas that make Greek wines truly exceptional. In addition to the winery visits, we have curated several wine tastings at the luxurious Heliades Villas, allowing you to indulge in the finest wines in the comfort of your own villa.

Culinary Delights and Local Cuisine:

At Heliades Villas, we believe that good wine should be complemented by equally exquisite food. Throughout your stay, you will relish abundant local delicacies at charming restaurants and within the villa itself. Immerse yourself in the flavors of Greek cuisine, as each dish is thoughtfully paired with the perfect wine to enhance your dining experience. Indulge in the finest ingredients and culinary traditions, immersing yourself in the rich gastronomic heritage of Greece

Ready to embark on the wine experience of a lifetime? Contact us now to reserve your spot and organize a wine tour and tasting at Heliades Villas in Andros. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a curious enthusiast, this journey will expand your palate and create lasting memories. Book today and prepare to be enchanted by the magic of Greek wine.

Note: Please contact us for updated pricing and availability.