Domaine Porto Carras
Domaine Porto Carras
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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On the slopes of Mt Meliton, Sithonia, Halkidiki, 450 hectares of the largest organic Greek vineyards lie in amphitheatre-like formation. Our philosophy is to produce fine wines from greek and international varieties, perfectly adapted to the "terroir" of the area. A unique terroir, exceptional wines, magnificent experience!
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Eparchiaki Odos Nikitis-Sartis, Neos Marmaras 630 81 Greece
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madmaxQc
Quebec City, Canada91 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Quite hard to find even with a GPS, but feasible nevertheless.

Three tastings options for a reasonable price. We picked the 3 tastings for €12. Nice food plate included with the tasting.

Caveat: Look for their wines in a supermarket if you want to buy them. They sell them around €2 more expensive on their premises for some reason. Some might only be available at the winery though.
Written July 31, 2022
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Eleni N
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We went with 8 people to the domaine and had a great wine tasting! Our host, Christina, was really friendly and explained us the difference in wines very clearly. She also gave great wine recommendations. Our trip to this domaine was worth it!
Written July 23, 2021
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Gary M
Mission Viejo, CA712 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
The Domaine Porto Carras winery is just outside the Porto Carras Resort complex. The winery is the 3rd largest winery in Europe and makes wines from both French and native Greek grape varieties (some 26 different varieties). The grapes were planted in the late 60s and most of the produced wine is sold in Greece. Having never experienced Greek wines until just before our visit to the resort, my wife and I were surprised at how good some of the wines are. We particularly likes the Assyritiko (white) and Limnio (a old red variety written about by Homer) as well as some of their blends. They also make a grappa type product and a grappa with anise somewhat like Ouzo. The winery is somewhat isolated from other wineries but Macedonia is one of the world's oldest wine producing regions. The winery is in the process of developing a wine trail through its vineyards (about 5-6000 acres) with view points over the Aegean Sea and up the slopes of Mt. Meliton where the vines are planted. Due to its somewhat remote location, most visitors probably come from the Porto Carras Resort which is under the same ownership but if you're in the area it's a worthwhile stop.
Written August 7, 2015
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Dimitri K
7 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
At the end of August I decided to visit domaine Porto Carras to experience the grape harvest season in one of the most majestic vineyards I've ever seen. I made the trek from Boston, Ma to Halkidiki, Greece to fulfill this experience.
The domaine has always held a place in my heart, while as a child we would vacation with my family in Porto Carras resort nearby and visit the vineyards as part of a mini-train ride.

Although, not as old as the famous chateaus of Bordeaux, Porto Carras has a rich and valuable history. The domaine was established by Yiannis Carras in the early 1970's, who brought the father of Bordeaux wines and chateau margeux oenologist, Emille Peynaud as his advisor and mentor to design and build the winery. Peynaud designed large portions of the vineyard and brought quality vines from France to Greece thus establishing the first professional wine production of Greece.
At Porto Carras I participated in the domains wine tourism packages advertised on their website. The vacation packages were exactly what I was looking for. They were designed for someone like me to be able to experience the harvest season in full swing, seeing different parts of the wine making process at all its stages. From cutting grapes in the vineyards to pressing the grapes and finally to bottling the wine. Domaine Porto Carras also arraigned for me to stay at the Porto Carras Grand Resort complex which are easily accessible and less than 3 minute drive to the winery. The hotel also arranged transport to and from the winery when necessary.
I must say the experience was extraordinary. I have visited many vineyards in my life, however the spectacular landscape in compilation with the views were unbeatable and unforgettable.

On the first day, I was given a tour of the vineyards by the vineyards director, Mr. Zikas viewing all the aspects of the vineyard and familiarizing myself with the vast varieties of grapes. We were even allowed to cut a few grapes to taste for ourselves to distinguish how different each varieties' flavors are to each other. Later I was taken on a tour of the winery. There I witnessed how the grapes were unloaded, de-stemmed, crushed and put into vats for their fermentation process.
I was then taken to the winery's beautiful open-air wine bar called Varelaki to begin our wine tasting. I was able to experience new varieties of grapes native to Greece and the area that I had never tasted or tired, each wine had its own story that unfolded with each glass I tasted. This experience has certainly enhanced my knowledge of the wine making process and cultivated my respect for the people who are a part of it.
I would whole-heartedly recommend this tour and domaine Porto Carras to anyone that's ever raised their glass and savored the goodness that the earth has given us.
Written September 3, 2016
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stefre2016
Linz, Austria14 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
We made a full tour of the winery, paid a visit to Villa Galini and had a wine-tasting, all escorted by our guide, who was perfectly informed and gave us very interesting information about the place, the history and the process of wine-making.
After the wine tasting, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Restaurant of Meliton Hotel, with excellent cuisine and great wine!!
I would strongly recommend this tour to everyone, even if you are not a guest of Porto Carras resort!!
Written August 24, 2016
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Laurence M
Milngavie, UK50 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were driving past and saw the Domaine sign and advertised wine tasting, so we pulled into the car park. Everything felt a bit run-down and there were three cars that had clearly been abandoned there years ago.

We went in and were offered two options- (a) a 10 euro wine tasting or (b) a 6 euro wine tasting. We opted for one of each.

In each case, this consisted of three very small tasting size amounts (c.20ml) of wines that were (a) about 9 euro a bottle on average or (b) 5:40 per bottle. We were told what grapes were in each wine, but nothing about the wine making process or the character of the wines. No water, bread or anything to cleanse the palate between wines. One of the wines (the most expensive at 10:50) was OK, so we bought a bottle of that. So 26:50 in total for a 10 minute tasting and one bottle of wine. We were not offered the option of tasting any other (better) wines, yet were pushed to buy them!

We left feeling ripped off. We stopped off at a supermarket just afterwards, where the wine we had bought was on sale for 9 euros!

We’ve visited vineyards around the world, where wine tastings are usually free, include a range of wines and price points, water, bread or cheese to accompany/cleanse palate, and if there is a fee then that usually includes a tour. This had none of that. Here, we were charged 6 euro to taste 60ml of wines that cost 5:40 a bottle- NOT happy!!

Reading other reviews, others have been offered and enjoyed a tour. We, as drive-by visitors, were not offered that and were exploited. This is a shame as we enjoy our wines and were keen to try a few and buy a few bottles of decent quality wine. Most of what we tasted was cheap and unpleasant so there was no single aspect of our visit that gave us a favourable impression of this place
Written July 25, 2019
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nikosstephanietasos
Baltimore, MD67 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We decided to take a tour (they offer several, we decided on the more extensive one) because we are wine lovers. Afterall, this is the place that Malagousia, highly recommended Greek white wine, was saved from extinction. The visit was very informative. We got on small van and started going uphill. We had a chance to walk in the vineyards and see the ground. Our guide and driver were extremely friendly and knowledhable. We learn a lot about the terroir, the different grapes that grow there, the type of yeast they use and other details that wine people like. But the tour was more than a that. The scenery is great. We stopped in couple of places with panoramic views of the area and the sea. We also visited villa Galini. A special place with a lot of history and very famous visitors. It is like a museum. A piano that gina bachauer was using, a bathroom designed by Salavatore Dali. The views from this place are amazing and I am not sure that I can do it justice. Villa Galini is not accessible to the public, so this tour is opportunity to visit it. Finally, we went back to the reception area to taste wine. Of course we tasted Malagousia and few more wines. They let us take our time and never rushed us despite the fact that we had overstated the allocated time. Even if you do not care much about wine, this private tour should be part of your visit to the area.
Written September 12, 2018
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Hioto2015
Thessaloniki Region, Greece55 contributions
Aug 2016 • Business
I had the opportunity to visit the Domaine Porto Carras and the beging of August 2016. I tasted 6 different types of wine, white, rouge and red wine of the Domaine, with local products like cheese, olives, local vegetables (named kritama) etc. The place at the Domaine is very comfortable and elegant, also the brand new Varelaki Wine Bar, which you can drink wine from the Domaine Porto Carras, with also local tastes, from the morning until midnight or something.
I suggest this place, for all these who are interesting to wine, to local products, who are interesting to gastronomy, to wine tourism. There are packets for winetourism, in the whole area, an area that is really magestic!!! Also the spa, and the wine spa, in Porto Carras Grand Resort, with the products 'Zoe" from the grapes, is another experience!! You have to try it, once, in your life!!!
Written August 27, 2016
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Panos L
1 contribution
Aug 2016 • Friends
Domaine Porto Carras is a place where anyone can come and enjoy a sip of wine and admire the history that is hidden throughout the domaine. Very welcoming people and there for any question you may have. The heart of wine tourism beats at Halkidiki.
Written August 25, 2016
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ccsk2015
Waterloo, Ontario23 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Enjoyable and inexpensive wines and fun souvenirs (T shirt: 50 shades of grape). There's even a "train" that will take you from Porto Carras Resort to the winery and back
Written October 1, 2015
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