Foivos Winery maintains and specializes exclusively in the indigenous and autochthonous Greek (Kefalonian)grape varieties, present in its vineyard: combining traditional vinification methods with new ideas and aesthetics, produces wines under the absolute protocol and ethics of natural wines: nothing is added , nothing is taken.
Aging under the water
Foivos winery since 2015 started an innovative method aging of wines under water: they were immersed in the sea at sufficient depth, bottles with red dry Mavrodaphne (vintage 2015) vinified first in amphoras, following the ancient way. Alternatively, a number of the same bottles were placed - for simulation purposes - in a large cement tank at the winery and covered with natural fresh water.
Foivos S.A. is the historical continuation of the Mantzavino Winery that has starred in the past two centuries in the world of wine, and has made Greek wine known internationally. The oldest or one of the oldest wineries in operation in Greece, has already given since the last century some of the best Greek wines that have been known all over the world. Since 1999, started a new dynamic effort, making use of the ideal microclimate of Kefalonia and having as aims the rescue and development of the indigenous -from the Homeric times- and autochthonous Kefalonian grape varieties. At the same time, the old winery acquired modern equipment, combining the traditional winemaking methods, with new ideas and aesthetics, under the absolute protocol and moral principle of natural wines: Nothing is added, nothing is taken!
Foivos Winery is located at Vouni of Lixouri (west of the village Mantzavinata, going to the village Chavriata); almost at the entrance of the village Vouni and opposite the church of Agios Dimitrios.
The privately-owned vineyards of the Estate are extending in a distance of 1km SW from the Winery, in Vatsa Katogi, 800 meters from the sea, and the beaches of Vrachinari & Ag. Nicholas.
You can visit Foivos Winery, from May 1st to October 15. In the winery operates: : an Exhibition of Photos and Copies of ancient Greek wine vases (entrance 5 €), wine tasting and wine sales area.
Opening days & hours: Tuesday – Friday: 13.00 – 15.00.
As long as the problem with COVID-19 lasts, our winery will be exclusively COVID FREE and will make tasting to certified covid free visitors.
For any other date, day, hours and for group visits, please contact us: τηλ. +30 26710 29505, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.domainefoivos.com, Foivos Winery, Vouni Lixouri, PC 28200, Kefalonia, Greece