Nestori’s spirit tour

Nature excursion with wine tasting

Nature excursion with wine tasting

Liquefied gas first came to the Puumala archipelago 60 years ago. This gave the villagers an idea. Nestori began to distil moonshine – first in his own hut and then later in a secret place deep in the forest.

This nature excursion will take you on a walking tour of the forest, where you will hear stories of the drinking habits of times gone by, how people made moonshine, the temperance movement, Prohibition, and, of course, Nestori.

And then we will reach Nestori’s speakeasy. There are no signs leading there, but there is a single, distinctive tree that few people know about.

At the speakeasy, you will experience flavour sensations crafted by Lappeenranta rotisseur and wine importer Tuomo Puhakainen together with our wilderness chef Hanna Pulkkinen. You will have 3 different wines to taste, each served with a savoury bite to accompany it.

We look forward to seeing you on Nestori’s moonshine tour!


  • All year round by reservation
  • Summer 2022: guaranteed tours on Saturday 11 June, 2 pm, departing from the shore, and on Wednesdays in July, 2 pm, departing from the main building.

Age limit18 years

Duration 2-2,5  hours

Min – max persons 2—10

Departure Nestorinranta, Lintusalontie 1661 A main building and 1661 B shore, Lintusalo, Puumala

Languages Finnish, English

Price €125 / person. Please contact us for group pricing.

The price includes “hard tea”, a flavoured spirit, wines, a small savoury tasting menu, guidance, stories and snowshoes in the winter

Reservations for the guaranteed departures should be made by 10 am on the date of departure

Extra services

Dinner in kota hut

Nestori’s sauna experience

Further information and reservations, +358 40 168 4473 or +358 40 510 5208