Once you’ve discovered your favourite wines at the Hermanni Wine Tower, visit the winery itself to buy bottles and chat about the...
This little place sells authentic souvenirs, including locally made terva (tar) soaps. On Wednesdays in July, crafty types demonstrate...
Hermanni Wine Tower (Viintorni)
Finnish wine isn’t necessarily an oxymoron. Blackcurrants, crowberries and white currants from the fields and bogs around Ilomantsi are...
The one foodie highlight in Ilomantsi is this cafe-restaurant in the Parppeinvaara village, which does a real-deal pitopöytä (Karelian...
Lonely Planet review
If you want to sample a little more than a swig, the former local water tower has become Viinitorni with wines sold here by the glass. The tower has a panoramic viewing deck, which is a great place to sit on a summer afternoon or evening.