experience slow food

see, smell, taste, touch, create your food…

Food and wine are social lubricants, but for us making food and wine are also a big party for you to join. If you want to experience first hand how we create our products and learn about local gastronomy, Eumelia is the place to be.

Cooking Classes
Learn all the secrets of the Laconic gastronomy from our chef and experience an 100 – mile diet. Make and bake your own bread, pick the vegetables you need from the garden and prepare your own meal and enjoy it in the farm. Walk around our organic farm and pick fresh eatable greens, cut fresh organic vegetables from our gardens and them create your meals during our cooking seminars under the supervision and expertise of local chefs. Put together the gastronomic and culinary experience puzzle of the region. Enjoy a slow food experience, cut, boil, bake and create special dishes from the symphony of local products.

Olive Oil & Olive Tasting
Learn all the secrets of the green gold of Greece, how to distinguish the fresh, extra virgin olive oil and the Greek olive varieties and how to store your olive oil properly. Meet our perennial olive trees that age more than 500 years – you can even hide in their trunk! This unique olive oil experience will teach you how to evaluate and choose the best olive oils for your cooking and dinner table.

Olive Picking/Harvest
Join us this olive picking season in November & December and learn how to pick olives, make organic extra virgin olive oil and cure organic Kalamata olives. A visit to a local olive press, hot soups, fireplace and board games along with strolls in the vibrant nature of our farm.

Natural wine tasting and food pairing with local delicacies
Discover the Greek grape varieties through 5 natural organic wines paired with local cheeses and cured meat. Walk among our organic vineyards and learn the history of wine in Greece and the biodynamic practices that we follow. Take a sip of the Peloponnese, taste, smell and feel the local Peloponnesian and Laconian grape varieties of Agiorgitiko, Avgoustiatis, Athyri, Kydonitsa and Moschofilero. This experience starts with a leisurely walking tour in Eumelia’s vineyards during which you will learn about the local grape varieties. The biodynamic agriculture, the vinification process and of course the wine history and culture of Greece. We then get to the terrace of the central building where the tasting takes place during sunset over the Taygetos mountain range. We uncork 5 of the most impressive natural wines and guide your palate to unknown flavors of the local grape varieties with a carefully selected assortment of savory delicacies.

Grape Harvest & Stomp
Join us at eumelia and harvest grapes in August and September with us.  We press them traditionally with the help of guests and friends of the farm to the sounds of music. Learn how to make your own wine surrounded by the magnificent mountain ranges of Taygetos and Parnonas. Followed by a traditional feast to celebrate this magnificent harvest occasion. A once in a lifetime wine experience not to missed.

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