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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

One of the nicest sites in Ilomantsi to visit when the weather is good. An old water tower converted into a bar. Views of the city, the lake, the churches and Russia can be seen on the 360 view. The place is in need of...some gender care though. There flaking paint on the surfaces, the wooden built verrander looks warn out, and it is incomplete, with parts of the open air tower uncovered. Inside, the lift is old yet the decor is comfy. The menu is basic, and it seems that they can make different kinds of croissants with salad as a lunch, otherwise offer only wines and drinks from their winery. There is the opportunity to try out their drinks in a taster season, and people are willing to queue up to have a drink and catch the views. Pricing is reasonable for the area and for what you get. Although I would hope they use their profits on making the place look a bit nicerMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Erinomainen maisema ja palvelu; special place near the border 👍 good coffee and service. Beautiful place and view.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Our whole trip at Hermannin Viinitorni was really intriguing. To begin with, I recommend taking the elevator in order to see the various paintings on the wall on the way up. On the top of the tower, we had some locally produced white wine and...juice in a really friendly environment. The view to Ilomantsi and the surrounding nature was incredible, so it is good to utilize the visit for some great photo opportunities.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Actually the Hermannin Viinitorni is more a Café than a restaurant. You can get snacks there and of course their wines. The view from the tower is stunning!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

It's quite surprising to find such a place in ilomantsi. Winetower is humorous name for the place and the names of the drinks follow the pattern e.g. cosmopogostan.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A local winery Hermanni runs a bar on top of an old water tower. Views are magnificent. They have berry wines and also products from their distillery.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting here with the family on a nice summer day. Nice views and very relaxed atmosphere. Nice tasting wine and very juice and very friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning place. We only took coffee so I don't know anything about food or beverages or wine. Views are beautiful. You can see all the way to the Russia👍

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This cafe and bar on top of the water tower serves coffee, fresh pastries and berry wines from the local winery. It is well worth a visit, both for the views and the wines.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nice atmosphere and lovely view over the landscape. Good place for tasting local vines. Friendly service.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

We visited Viinitorni (Winetower) twice, and such a delight! Great views, good wines, groovy music and relaxed and serviceminded staff. Pastries etc. really tasty. Genuine, yet cosmopolitan. I do understand people arrive in a taxi, one would like to stay over the sunset and enjoy...the local wines made on berries., not to forget the whiskey from the Valamo Monastery...I luv this place and would like to carry it home with me....Had they a kitchen and dining, what a pleasure it would be...The view over the lakes and the woods are fantastic.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

When travelling through the world, you may find one or the other interesting premise. This time - in the quite remote Ilomantsi - we enjoyed berry wines from a quite elevated (50+ meters?) position. Unfortunately the weather was not so good, so we were located...inside. However, on good days, the panorama (just thinking of a perfect sunset) must be great. By the way: the selection of berry wines was excellent!More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Visiting in Viinitorni, Very nice view over the landscape! Nice goove music, nice cafe bakery-products, even brie croisstants with jelly😀

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We went there for morning coffee. The place was beautiful! Cheap priced. It was a shame that we visited there in morningtime and weren't able to taste alkoholic drinks because we had to drive home. There's a lift but still a couple of stairs to...climb so might be difficult for people with wheelchair.More

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Great place and views! What to say more, wine and good people. Extraordinally place, you have to see that place in the middle of the forest and near Russia.

Date of visit: June 2011
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5