Tour and wine tasting in Ballis Winery

Arnados, Greece

Experience hosted by Christos

90 mins, Hosted in English and Greek
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Our goal is to share the scents and aromas of the harsh yet magical land of the Greek island of Tinos with all the people that value quality and originality.
Guided tour in the one of a kind cellar with perfect aging conditions in the village of Arnados, where you will taste local vine varieties being blended with popular grapes, giving a unique and interesting outcome.
You 'll walk through the cellar's chambers where all the parts of the process take place. We will share with you the information necessary to understand the traditional methods of wine making. The tour will be completed in our terrace where you will taste our wines and local delicacies enjoying the view of aegean sea.
Other things to note
Unfortunately, there is no provision for wheelchair users. Arnados, as the most of Tinos villages, is built on a steep slope and its streets consist mainly of stairs.
Our goal is to share the scents and aromas of the harsh yet magical land of the Greek island of Tinos with all the people that value quality and originality.
Guided tour in the one of a kind cellar with perfect aging conditions in the village of Arnados, where you will taste local vine varieties being blended with popular grapes, giving a unique and interesting outcome.
You 'll walk through the cellar's chambers where all the parts of…

What's included

  • Food
    Local snaks to pair with your glass of wine
  • Drinks
    You can choose between the labels of wines made and aged in our cellar

Meet your host, Christos

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 40 Reviews
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I am an engineer with a passion for social encounters and a knack for art. I come from the mainland of Greece and was raised in the northwest, but have spent most of my adult life in the big cities of Thessaloniki and Athens. From my early years I 've been made familiar with the art of winery. The last few years I try to spend my summers in the Greek islands where I came even closer to the Cycladic vine varieties.
I enjoy meeting new people and sharing their perspective. I am so excited to accompany you to this journey through the local flavours, made with love by Ballis family.
I am an engineer with a passion for social encounters and a knack for art. I come from the mainland of Greece and was raised in the northwest, but have spent most of my adult life in the big cities of Thessaloniki and Athens. From my early years I 've been made familiar with the art of winery. The last few years I try to spend my summers in the Greek islands where I came even closer to the Cycladic vine varieties.
I enjoy meeting new people and sharing their perspective. I am so excited to…
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Where you'll be

An one of a kind 14th Century wine cellar with perfect aging conditions in the village of Arnados. The wine cellar belongs to Ballis family, and it consists of many different chambers in different levels.
A traditional winery, with the goal of providing its visitors and tasters a unique wine, that brings down the barriers of the people and turns them into one big group of friends, like the old days.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

Christian
August 2021
Amazing Tour of a really old winery in a tiny village. Christos the guide was great, really interesting storytelling, friendly and fun. Can only recommend this experience to others!
Leanna
August 2021
A lovely experience touring a wine cellar with so much history. The tasting, drinking and snacking on local delicacies led to wonderful conversations with our group.
Maria
August 2021
Μια αξέχαστη ξενάγηση από ένα άτομο που φανερώνε το ειλικρινές ενδιαφέρον και την αγάπη του για αυτό που κάνει. Η τοποθεσία είναι μαγευτική και η δοκιμή των κρασιών με θέα τα χωριά της Τήνου και τα μοναδικά χρώματα του ορίζοντα σε γοητεύει ακόμη περισσότερο. Η επίσκεψη μας στο οινοποιείο αποτέλεσε μια εναλλακτική εμπειρία και συμπλήρωσε ευχάριστα τις διακοπές μας στο όμορφο νησί!
Panayiotis
August 2021
Amazing location, so old, cellar inside the caves and Christos was amazing host, explaining everything in every detail. Wines so tasteful, amazing view from the balcony, wonderful hospitality, fantastic value for money experience. Highly recommended, not to be missed!
Saskia
August 2021
This was a real highlight of our time in Tinos, and in Greece! The tour was insightful and interesting. The wine and snacks were great. Christos was an amazing host.
Tom
August 2021
We had a great exprience ! We first discovered a secret church and the cellar with many hidden rooms where are kept the barrels and bottles of wine. We then enjoyed the tasting of 4 local wines (Tinos taste guaranteed), with a fantastic view. Our host was kind, available and passionate. We highly recommend this experience.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.