Siatista - The lady of the hill
My personal wine tour in Northern Greece led me to Siatista where I visited Dio Fili Winery. I was enchanted by the welcome and by the wines they produce from the local varieties and more specifically the renowned local sweet wine that has a long tradition in the area. It comes from Xinomavro and Moschomavro varieties and it ages many years in oak barrels before it becomes the famous “Liasto Siatistas”. The winery resembles the local traditional houses and is located at the edge of the city with a magnificent view of the hills and the plain. After the winery visit, take a stroll around the Yerania neighborhood and admire the old mansions, as Siatista in the 19th century was a wealthy city due to commerce in Western Europe. The mansion of Poulko is a gem, with lavish frescoes, exquisite wood paintings and amazing stained glass windows. Next to it stands the servants house that holds a unique collection of artifacts and utensils used back in the days.