Wine Museum in Naoussa, Paros: The beautiful town of Naoussa is home to the Paros Moraitis Wine Museum, one of the most interesting places one should definitely visit. This newly built museum is located strategically at the hub of this fishing town displaying a vast collection of wines made by local producers. The museum was founded in 1910 and has since passed from generation to generation. The renovated premises that house the winery since 2001 include the winemaking center, production and storage areas while at the old winery building visitors can see the underground ageing cellars, the wine museum and the wine tasting hall.
The vision of Manolis Moraitis, a third generation winemaker is to preserve the authentic character and quality of the local vineyards. It is worth noting that the historical Parian vineyards have roots in the Cycladic era (3,200-2,000 BC). Moraitis wines are characterized by their freshness and their great aromatic concentration.
Moraitis winery owns a huge area of organic vineyards in the most fertile areas of the island, featuring a wide variety of Greek wines such as Assyrtiko, Malagouzia, Vaftra and Mandilaria. Today, the average production of the the famous winery reaches 300,000 bottles a year and more than 30% is exported to USA, Canada, England, German, Italy and Cyprus. The museum's collection offers an overview of the Parian wine-making history and tradition as well as interesting insights on the different equipments used in the manufacture and other agricultural tools for the vine growing population.