BALLIS WINERY, WINE TASTING, TINOS WINE
It is a visiting cellar dated back to 1350 AD. The cellar where the winery is located is of unique beauty, with labyrinthine corridors and small rooms to dominate, while part of the cellar is also an atrium with a unique view to Tinos Chora, as well as islands such as Syros, Delos and Paros. Visitors to the area have the opportunity to tour the cellar, learn about its history, winemaking as well as taste our labels from Tinos varieties.
The cellar will be open for a free visit from June 29 to September 4, daily from 16:30 to 22:00.
WINE CELLAR – EXPLORE THE TUNNELS
Since centuries, in the idyllic village of Arnados in Tinos island, the need for survival and the spirit of community kept bringing the people together. This aspect of collectivity is reflected not only in the inhabitants, but also in the streets planning of the village, with the houses build in the top of each other with hidden passages and secret doorways in order to provide safe escape from pirates and pillagers that used to roam the islands at that time. Nowadays these practices became obsolete and the charming labyrinthial architecture of Arnados village has found another innovative uses. In the underground cellars of the settlement, taking advantage of the ideal humidity and temperature conditions, we choose to materialize a dream we held for many decades. A traditional winery, with the goal of providing its visitors and tasters a unique wine, that bringsdown the barriers of the people and turns into one big group of friends, like the old days. A winery that reveals itself gradually and literally expands year after year. The old debris that the basements of the houses were filled with during the centuries are being removed, with the care and precision worthy of an archaeological excavation. New beneficial spaces are revealed and new pathways are waiting to be explored…
– Lakrinti (Verbosity, according to the dialect of Tinos). Dry red. 12 months aging in oak barrels. The intensity of the wild Tinian grapes, Mavropotamiso and Koumariano, ‘softened’ by the ‘easy to drink’ extrovert Merlot.
– Lianthia (Good mood, according to the dialect of Tinos). Dry white. Two exceptional grape varieties of the Cyclades, the Assyrtiko from Santorini and the Potamissi, which grows in Tinos. Their combination offers a strong and full bodied taste.
We are waiting for you to visit us and tour the magical world of our winery!