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Oinoxenia 2021. “On these slopes heroes are viticulturing!” 10-12 September 2021
In this year’s Wine-Oinogenesis the “heroic viticulture” meets the heroic moments of the Revolution! Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Revolution, we get to know the vineyard of Aigialeia, we honor the historical moments of Vostitsa and Aigialeia and we enjoy flavors and local wines with chef Lefteris Lazarou, the Master of wine Konstantinos Lazarakis and the Morias 21 program.
This year’s Oinoxenia celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Revolution.
In collaboration with the Morias 21 program, an initiative of the Captain Vassilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation, we tour and learn the historical routes of Aigialeia and at the same time the wine routes.
The viticultural zone on the slopes of Aigialeia is beautiful, timeless but also particularly important. «… The vine plantation is deft” Pausanias wrote in his “Achaika” about Aigialeia and its lands (“about Felloin’),while according to Stavroula Kourakou-Dragona, honorary president of the O.I.V. World Wine Organization, “this is a unique in the world wine bioclimate.”
The international wine term“heroic viticultural”(viticultura heroica, organization CERVIM) which refers to viticulture in difficult conditions and soils, finds an ideal application on the slopes of Aigialeia. Its vineyard with its rare properties (northern orientation, special microclimate, ideal altitude and inclination, protection from warm African southerly winds, long experience in viticulture, beautiful landscape) creates many quality wines, recognized as wines PDO but also P.G.E. SLOPES OF AIGIALEIA. The vineyards of heroic viticulture, with the difficult cultivation work, are custodians for the art of viticulture, offer high quality wines due to their mountainous nature, while at the same time they constitute a cultural heritage. Local varieties Roditis, Lagorthi, Sideritis, Mavro Kalavrytino, Moschato and Mavrodaphne, which are ideally cultivated in the region, give high quality wines, very often recognized and awarded internationally, while at the same time many foreign varieties are cultivated in an excellent way.
In this year’s Wine-Oinogenesis, heroic viticulture meets the heroic moments of the Revolution!
We inaugurate the Museum of digital exhibits of Aigialeia,on the subject of the Secret Assembly of Vostitsa, a project under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee. We remember and learn about the first rifle in Agridi, the flag of Andreas Londos, the battles in Vovoda, Achladia, Kafkaria, Akrata, Kastraki and Tsetsevos, the three-time burning of Vostitsa and the constant contribution to the Struggle by the residents of Vostitsa and Aigialeia.
We host important personalities of taste and wine. With a glass of wine from the local varieties we taste the “flavors of ’21’of chef Lefteris Lazarou and we match them harmoniously with the local varieties and local wines, as we are guided by Master of wine Konstantinos Lazarakis. We attend seminars and informative events on taste and wine by Lazarou and Lazarakis, we enjoy traditional sounds and music with the excellent music groups Polis ensemble and music workshop of Aigio.
We discover the “heroic vineyards” of Aigialeia and pay tribute to the heroes of ’21 and to the viticulturists of the local “heroic viticulture”, suggesting routes in the vineyard of Aigialeia that go up its slopes, among vineyards and olive groves, traditional villages, monuments, historical sites and wineries that can be visited,in a beautiful landscape for exploration and enjoyment.
The events are supported by the LEADER/CLLD program of Achaia-Development and the action entitled “Aigialeia: You plantation of vines are deft”.
Oinoxenia 2021 Program
Friday 10 September
Location: Panagiotopoulos Building, Aigio
18:00 Inauguration of a Museum of digital exhibits of Aigialeia.
Inauguration ceremony of the Museum of digital exhibits of Aigialeia on the subject of the Secret Assembly of Vostitsa, under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee.
Location: Liopetro Restaurant, Foniskaria Aigio
20:00 Welcome, greetings, presentations
Participants: Captain Vassilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation, Greece 2021 Committee, Western Region. Greece
20:30 Flavors of ’21 (a)
Informative-educational presentation, part A: “Traditional flavors in modern gastronomy”. Presentation of the flavors of ’21 by chef Lefteris Lazarou. Tasty match with local wines. Dinner and tasty enjoyment of flavors of ’21.
21:00 “Tribute to ’21”
The band POLIS Ensemble presents an anthology of traditional and folk music on the occasion of 1821 and the celebration of the anniversary.
Saturday 11 September
Place: Restaurant-wine bar Cube, Aigio beach
16:00 Wine tasting seminar
Seminar for catering and hospitality professionals as well as for wine lovers, by Master of wine Konstantinos Lazarakis (in collaboration with PatrasWineClub and Wine2wine). Reservation: 26910 22250.
Location: Monastery of Taxiarches of Aigio
18:00 Guided tour
Visit and tour of the Monastery of Taxiarches, the church, the secret school and the vagenario with the large wine barrels. Attendance of Vespers (18:00). Visit to the skate leontiou.
20:00 Flavors of ’21 (b)
Informative-educational presentation, part B: “Local products, flavors and wines in the gastronomic and tourist product”. Presentation of local/indigenous varieties and matching the flavors of ’21, by the Master of wine Konstantinos Lazarakis. Presentation of flavors of ’21 by chef Lefteris Lazarou. Enjoyment of flavors and local wines.
20:30 “I watered my tamboura sweet wine and honey”
(togive him the voice that angels have). A hymn to the Greek nature. Traditional musical instruments made from the woods of its trees, praise its fruits and flowers that become symbols of ideas and feelings. The Music Workshop of Aigio presents an anthology of songs and poems of the Greek tradition, with authentic musical instruments by Sakis Papadimitriou and interpretation by Dora Petrides.
Sunday 12 September
Place: Restaurant Altro mezzo, Akrata beach
13:00 Tasty matches
Matching local dishes with local wines. Participating and presenting their wines the Krokidas Winery and Edanos Winery.
ORGANIZATION Municipality of Aigialeia, Municipal Public Benefit Enterprise of Aigialeia-DKEPA
SUPPORT MORIAS 21
COOPERATION Patras Wine club, Wine2wine
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