Three key structures-checkpoints in the journey represent a distinctive quality each:
TOPOS (place), a breathtaking transverse cut through the stonewalls, is an interpretation of the pre-existing paths and steps that connect consecutive terraces. Through a deeper cut into the landscape, the visitor is brought underground, stepping into a space filled with argillic smells of the earth. Highlight of the space is the cross section of the terrain through a bespoke glass opening, where one can witness the full growth of the plant, under- and over-ground, as roots and main body are revealed, along with the terrain’s layers. Here, the qualities of terroir – intrinsic in the quality of the product, become evident in a museum-like exposition.
Second stop, CHRONOS (time), a key ingredient in the aging process of the fruit after the harvest. That concept was translated into a Metaxa cellar, where special casks are kept to develop the unique products of the brand. The visitor can taste their evolution through time and get to know the differentiated characteristics in color and taste, from the fresh grape up to years of fermentation. It is a space where one can actually sense what 40 years may feel or taste like, in a space filled with mesmerizing smells and textures.
The final stop would be the Metaxa Bar, an area to relax and sample the finest distillations. The outside terrace complements the experience, with its hanging pergola, woven with vines, where delicacies of Samos are generously served, in order to showcase the broader culture of handmade-ness and conviviality that infuse the Metaxa spirit.