Harvest fest in the village
We are vinifying in the open-air area of our winery and producing minimally engineered wines, internationally known as Natural wines. At the same time, we follow the principles of organic farming as well as principles of biodynamics.
We believe that by respecting the environment, it will give us what it can, compensating us for our prudence and patience. This is also the measure that defines life in Icaria from the first historical years.
Like every summer, we expect you to join us for the harvest of our new vintages from mid-August to September.
The program: Meeting time 9.30 am at the winery. We take few minutes in order to get to know each other, we take bottles of water & hats & grape cages and we depart for the vineyard. There, we learn about cultivating and grooming the vine, and then we start harvesting grapes. When we fill the cages we return to the winery for the feet – pressing. Roll out, walk in the traditional granite wine press and test the must using clay pots. At 14.00, we sit at a monastery table for a traditional family style Ikarian meal, accompanied with our wines. Reservation required.
We provide 2 cars with drivers. For the seats on the car first comes first serves for everyone else you need to have your own transport.
You will need athletic shoes, comfortable clothes and sunscreen.
From May to October we organize for you wedding parties as well as political weddings at the stone-built theater Dionysos of the estate overlooking the Ikarian sea among the vineyards. We offer wedding packages in order to give only the most excellent impressions and the most beautiful memories for you and your guests. Packages can be modified if you want to add or remove something. There is aslo the possibility of renting the space and all the preparation to be done by you.
For more information please contact us.
The small amphitheater “Dionysus” is built with stones in an archaic style inside our vineyard and it’s facing the wonderful sunsets of the Aegean Sea. This facility enables us to host a number of cultural events, such as theatrical and musical performances, mainly during the summer months.
We created it with the intention to give new life to our tradition, to connect it with the history and myths of our island and to bring together again Dionysus, the wine and the vine.
Since 2007 in the theater of our Estate we have the pleasure to host considerable set of cultural events from all over the world. Many thanks to Icarus Festival organized from Vaggelis Fampas for hosting so many qualified artists in our esate. has hosted the following artists and art groups:
- from Ikaria: Theologos Kappos, theatrical group DUENTE, Electra Papasimakis, Koula Spanou, Nikos Plakas, Despina Simaki and others.
- from the rest of Greece: Giota Nega, Maria Rizou Ellie Paspala, Haig Yiazijian, Savina Giannatou, Foivos Delivorias, Eleni Peta, Katerina Didaskalou, Il Parraiso, Doros Dimosthenous, Stringless, Evgenia, Karlafti, Vougioukli Sisters, Spyros Grammenos, Morfo Tsaireli, and other important artists.
- from abroad: Kolektif Istanbul, Aires des Argentina, Panselinos Ensemble, Norwegian Musical Group, Sydney Opera and others.
The “Dionysus” theater of Afianes Estate is available for you to organize with our assistance your own cultural events (theatricals, concerts, conferences, etc.), as well as any kind of social gatherings and celebrations (weddings, christenings, etc.).
* For the schedule of the events check out section “OUR NEWS” in our website or Social media Afianes Wines.