Methymneos was an epithet of Dionysus, Greek god of wine (Plutarch, Moralia, C). The wine “Methymneos” is made from the revived ancient Lesvos Grape Variety, which produced the most expensive wine of antiquity. This red variety is today exclusively cultivated according to the principles of organic farming in the crater of the volcano that once formed the Petrified Forest of the island of Lesvos. True to the Ancient Greek ideal of the harmonious coexistence of opposites, Methymneos red is an oak-aged wine with a strong minerality, but has a delicate muscaty bouquet and a light ruby colour. Methymneos white on the other hand, a blanc de noirs made from the same red variety, is a rather crisp wine with muscaty aromas and a flavour of citrus fruit. Both wines are rather distinctive, as befitting their ancient heritage and the unique area where they are produced.
To visit Methymneos Winery for a free wine-tasting and tour, turn left at the 24th kilometre of the route Kaloni-Andisa-Sigri, immediately after the village of Vatousa. Then follow the 7 kilometre road to the village of Chidira. The winery is at the entrance of the village. Signposts will lead you along the way.
Visits are free of charge.
July 1st – September 30th: 9:00 a.m. -18:00 p.m.
October 1st – June 30th: by appointment
ATHENS: 8 ACHILLEOS STR. – 175 62 P. PHALIRON
ΤEL.: (+30) 210 9884284 FAX: (+30) 210 9884424
LESVOS: 811 03 CHIDIRA – LESVOS
ΤEL.: (+30) 22530 51518 FAX: (+30) 22530 51642
E-MAIL: [email protected]