‘Ariousios’ wines from the Greek island of Chios has entered the Australian markets under the slogan ‘a myth’s return’.The winery creates seven Greek wines that incorporate the varieties of grapes available in this region and, at times, create a blend to match every palate.
The ‘Ariousios’ winery, which opened in 2008, cultivates grape varieties on the slopes of the Amani mountain. The varieties grown included chian krassero, agiannitis and bigleri. It’s located about 59 kilometres from Chios in a gorgeous location overlooking the Aegean sea.
The wines produced are done in a way that respects the ancient rituals, but also adheres to modern-day wine making styles. The winery has been constructed to keep the ancient tradition of this wine making alive, but also accommodate the ability to create and hold 150 tonnes of wine. In the future, the winery is hoping this will increase to 300 tonnes.
The chief executive of ‘Ariousios’ winery says that main purpose of the company is to export wine products in foreign markets as it have been already done in Australia and in the USA.
Winery’s visitors are given the chance to tour the inner sanctum of the winery but also revel in traditional agricultural tools and objects used in times gone by. Visitors can view wine production sites, explore oak barrels in the cellars and purchase their favourite drop or other items relating to wine and wine making.
And of course, the Ariousios winery has a tasting hall for visitors to sample the local wines, and enjoy the landscape and view of the environment whilst sipping a wine that dates back to ancient tim.
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