In Amani and in Egrigoros village, northwest of Chios town, the famous from the antiquity area Ariousia Land has become a landmark within Chios delicious trails where the nearby vineyards produce excellent wines, the unique Ariousios wines. Launched in 2009, the wine making facilities of Ariousios S.A., has a capacity of 150K bottles of wine, reliving the legend of Ariousia Land.
Local varieties of Chiotiko krasero and Agiannitis for the red wine and Bigleri, Assyrtiko and Athiri for the white ones are bottled with special care by the founders of the company willing to make the Chian wines worldwide famous as they were at the past.
The winery is located in Amani, at a slope over Egrigoros, NW Chios, about 59 km from Chios town, in a prime position overlooking the endless Aegean Sea. It is constructed in a modern way of thinking on three levels, including the aging cellar. Visitors can tour wine production sites, descend into cellars with the oak barrels and see a small collection of traditional agricultural tools and objects.
The “Ariousia Hora” hall is open for wine tasting in conjunction with the local delicacies where you can also enjoy an audio-visual material on local history and wine.
While sampling of famous Ariousios wines is a not to be missed event, the area offers a great view of the landscape of NW Chios. There is also a small shop where you can buy Ariousios wines and related items.
It is open throughout the year, weekends in winter and daily during the summer months July and August. (T. +30 22710 95815 – +30 6973333476 – www.ariousios.gr)
Watch a video about the story of Ariousios Wine and get ready to sip some wine during Chios Food Tours.