On the upper floor of Pnevmatikakis Winery is the Wine Museum, looking
towards the panoramic view of Gulf of Kisamos. The Wine Museum
comprises a range of exhibits related to viniculture, vinification,
production of raki (tsikoudia) and the daily life of older generations
on the island of Crete.
The Museum is decorated with wall paintings, depicting scenes related
to all the phases of viniculture and wine making, as are applied on the
island from the ancient times until today, (display order from left to
right): The pruning, the hoeing, the koutsokorfisma, the grape harvest,
the traditional wine press (the so-called patitiri), the traditional
wine cellar, wherein the oak barrels were filled by a special type of
wine bag, aski, which in the old times was the only transfer medium for
wine and usually was made by goat’s skin. The last wall painting
depicts the “laventzi”, “kazani” or “rakokazano”, as is called the
traditional distillation of raki.
On the veranda of Wine Museum our visitors can gaze at the breathtaking
view of the Gulf of Kisamos, enjoying a glass of fine wine.
Our Museum is open to visitors during the entire year. More specifically: from April 1st to October 31 is open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Sunday. From November 1st to March 31 is open every day except Sunday, from 8.00 am to 17.00 pm. The visit to the Wine Museum is free of charge.