A wine tasting at Oenolpi Winery on Zakynthos, Greece – video

October 21, 2009 by  

You’ll remember how I wrote about tasting the local wines at Oenolpi winery on the Greek Island of Zakynthos or Zante and meeting the winemakers who are using local grape varieties to make fresh, modern style wines.

Wine tasting with at Oenolpi winery on Zakynthos, Greece

Wine tasting with at Oenolpi winery on Zakynthos, Greece

Now you can see the video I made of them talking about how they came to set up the winery and the different wines we tasted.

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I really enjoyed meeting Timothy and Christina – what a fun couple. Not to mention admiring the shiny steel wine vats in the warehouse and slurping a few of their extremely drinkable wine, pretending I actually know something about wine!

I think I come from the ‘I know what I like when I taste it’ school of wine coinesseurs.  Mmmm, is that the aroma of leather, the fresh citrus flavour, the berry fruit, the underlying flavour of years of Greek wine made to be enjoyed every day with the meltingly roast lamb, herby stuffed tomatoes, the ripe melon – Oh yes I was drooling with the best of them!

If you’re visiting Zakynthos, do pay them a visit, and even if you can’t get out to the winery then pop into their shop in Zante town and buy a bottle or two to drink as the sun sets over the harbour.

This video was posted as part of Wanderfood Wednesday – wander over to Wanderlust and Lipstick for high tea and other foodie posts

Resources

Timotheos G Christoforos and Christina-Maria Leftaki
Oenolpi Winery, Macherado and Zante town
Tel +30 2695094030
Mob +30 6977126414, + 30 6979728015
E-mail [email protected]
Website http://www.oenolpi.gr/

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12 Comments on "A wine tasting at Oenolpi Winery on Zakynthos, Greece – video"

  1. Caitlin on Thu, 22nd Oct 2009 9:43 pm 

    Sounds good! I really must make a trip up to Sonoma and Napa soon.

  2. Heather Cowper on Thu, 22nd Oct 2009 10:23 pm 

    @ Caitlin Yes I seem to be gravitating towards the winemakers wherever I go now – I just love to see people making something good out of their land and I think a lot of these wines taste best drunk where they are made.

  3. jen laceda on Fri, 23rd Oct 2009 7:06 pm 

    We have the Niagara Valley just outside of Toronto. Ice wine is one of the local wines they produce. Of course, I haven’t tasted it yet…Unfortunately, I am severely allergic to anything with alcohol. 🙁

  4. Shannon on Sat, 24th Oct 2009 1:11 pm 

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading your posts on wine. I make sure to seek out vino whenever I travel. You’re a woman after my own heart!

  5. Visiting Sigouros Pottery on Zakynthos in Greece - video | Heather on her travels on Sun, 21st Feb 2010 10:44 pm 

    […] In the 20 years I’ve been visiting Zakynthos (also known as Zante) where my sister lives, I’ve been adding to my ceramics collection on each visit to the Sigouros Pottery shop in Zante town. I was aware that they also had a workshop where you can see the pottery being made and painted, although I’d never had the chance to visit it until last summer. This time we drove our hire car out to Machairado, which is a 15 minute drive inland from Zante town, combining the visit with a stop for some wine tasting at Oenolpi Winery which is close by. Read my article and watch my video about the Oenolpi Winery here. […]

  6. Zante or Zakynthos - sightseeing around the island in Greece - Podcast | Heather on her travels on Wed, 1st Sep 2010 3:35 am 

    […] visited Oenolpi winery to meet up with Christina-Maria and Timothy who we met last year and made a video of our wine […]

  7. Heritage Link Brands on Thu, 2nd Dec 2010 3:47 am 

    Watching the video makes me want to visit Greece and try their wine. Just looking at their picture I felt that they are happy.
    @Jen: too bad you’re allergic with alcohol but its a good way to be healthy.

  8. Sami on Sat, 29th Jan 2011 1:06 pm 

    Wine tasting and Greece holiday. What would be better for summer holidays. That is a guite new wine farm but sounds like good wines are made there.
    Sami´s last blog post ..Island Hopping Kreikan saaristossa

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  11. Viziteaza Grecia on Thu, 21st Nov 2013 4:55 pm 

    Great wine, great food, friendly people, warm weather, great landscape…how could one not return to Greece, again and again

  12. Heather Cowper on Thu, 21st Nov 2013 5:14 pm 

    Well we certainly enjoy going back every year to see my sister

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