|Bacchus (Dionysus) Caravaggio|
|Oenorama Athens Wine Week.|
|Oak wine barrels|
|Barrel art at Semeli Winery, Nemea|
|Semeli winery & vineyards, Nemea|
|View from Semeli Winery|
You will find a link to the catalogue, towards the end of this post.
This one for Hatsimichalis Estate by Olga Goulandri.
"In Vino Libertas"
Lego has been used here for the Palivou Estate in Nemea, by Eleutheria Tseiko.
"Playing with Lego"
A very fancy one here by Mary Samouli for the Semeli Estate, Nemea, the Estate where I actually saw these astounding barrels.
" Drops of optimism In Deep Ruby"
By artist Pavlos Habides for Paparuan Estate
"Saying goodbye to Polyphimo"
Painted by Pavlos Habides for the Oenoforos Estate
Lovely spring poppies here painted by Georgia Bliatsou for Boyatzi Estate.
An unusual one painted by Stelios Panagiotopoulos for the Gaia Estate Nemea.
Stranger still, a lot of fantasy has been put into this barrel created by Daphne Stergidi for the Tour Melas Estate.
"Apollo and Daphne"
Here's my other favourite, with the olive tree, it roots bursting through the barrel, I love the tiny swing detail.
Created by Vasilis Peros for Nemeion Estate.
Here's a more traditional idea, grapes in baskets for the Vasiliou Estate by Athina Hatzi.
|Marcos Kabanis & Christina Aktidi|
The barrel on the left was painted by Marcos Kabanis for the Tsandali Estate.
The one on the right,by Christina Aktidi for Estate Mouson.
|Yiannis Dedes & Panagiotis Beldekos|
On the left here, we have two rows of figures, painted by Yiannis Dedes for the Bairaktari Estate,
and, on the right, Panagiotis Beldekos, sketched ancient Greek boats onto the barrel for The Estate Wine Art. (Kτήμα Τέχνη Οίνου)
|Marios Boutsinos & Harris Pressas,|
In the foreground is the barrel made for Estate Sigali by Marios Boutsinos, a perspex top, decorated with copper vine leaves, please have a look at this in the catalogue, (Link further down the page) the picture is much, much better than my amateur photography!
AQs they all are actually!
"Wine Pleases The Heart"
The barrel behind, is for the Estate Kokotou ,and is painted by Harris Pressas.
"The Four Seasons"
|Tania Dimitrakopoulou & Alina Matsa.|
At the forefront, sky blue with horses, painted by Tania Dimitrakopoulou for the Aivali Estate, titled, you guessed it:
The one behind, showing the hand, is for the Estate Alfa by Alina Matsa.
"This Side Up"
Do please refer to the link for the catalogue HERE, as you can see them in much better detail, and,
also, have a look at the seven or eight other barrels that were not on display at the Semeli winery.
After inspecting these glorious barrels, we said our goodbyes, left Semeli winery, and went on to the
Palivou Winery, where Mr George Palivos (Owner & manager) told us the most interesting things
about vines,wines and vineyards.
I don't pretend to be a wine buff, but, after speaking with Mr. George, I felt I was!
Such a nice man.
|Palivou Estate.Nemea |
Photo by Nemea Press.
Mr. George Palivos is so passionate about his vineyards, he very kindly piled us into his truck, and took us to see, as he put it;
"The Best View In The World"
He wasn't wrong, it truly was an astonishing thing to see!
|View from Palivou Estate.Nemea.|
Before heading home to Loutraki, we stopped off at The Sofos Restaurant in the centre of Nemea, run by an absolutely delightful couple, George and Eirene, and had a delicious traditional Greek meal.
The perfect end to the perfect day.
If you are ever in Nemea, do go and see George and Eirene Sofos, believe me, if you do, you will become a customer for life, their food is to die for!