Noussa, Paros, Greece
Date : 0- -1 2006
Time : 24 : 1
October 2006 we have been having heavy rain and wind the last couple days. Just before it started Karin and I discovered an excellent place to weather the storm: the Moraitis Winery.
The winery has an excellent reputation on Paros but like Greece wines in general it is not known much elsewhere. In fact I was quite surprised at its large size and extensive storage. We have been in many Oregon and California wineries that are smaller. The photos will convey this better than my words.
We regularly drink their reds so took advantage of the tasting room to try their premium white and a rose'. Both are made from a Monemvasia-Asyrtiko blend. We found them excellent--certainly better than what we normally drink. The white had great character and depth; the rose' had a berry fruit taste without being too sweet. They also produce red and white from organically grown grapes.
The winery is not only open most days for tastings and tours it has a large tasting room with a grand piano and an audio-visual room for presentations. So it is available for meetings and conferences, that is social and cultural events.
The tasting rooms and storage facilities also serve as an excellent museum of by-gone wine and ouzo production. Karin did her usual job of many excellent photos. You can find some of these on Moraitits winery site.