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Wine tours in Naxos

Wine tours in Naxos

Mandilaras-Scharlau Four traditional stone houses await visitors to this tranquil paradise, run by biologist/ornithologist Astrid Scharlau and her winemaker/breadmaker partner, Nikos Mandilaras. There's a large garden agro-farm to enjoy and many activities. Open all year round. More http://www.ecotourism-greece.com/

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Greek Wineries

Greek Wineries

Katogi Averoff

The Katogi Averoff winery is in Metsovo, a mountain village built some 1100 metres above sea-level. The oldest parts of the winery date back to 1973, when work began on a new building required to cover the company’s ever-increasing production needs. Today, after eight separate extensions and renovations, the winery is equipped with all the contemporary equipment required for producing and bottling wine. Its cellars can boast over 1200 oak barrels in which our red wines mature, while the winery shop offers rare and collectible bottles of wine. A guided tour of the winery employs a range of audio-visual media to offer the visitor an original introduction to wine production and the history of the winery, and is rounded off with tastings of a selection of Katogi Averoff wines.

Strofilia

Strofilia winery is focused on white wine production and it is situated in Anavyssos village. Decorated inside and out with works by contemporary Greek artists, it is equipped with dozens of tanks, climatically-controlled storage areas and a separate visitors’ centre where tastings and other wine-related events are held. http://www.katogi-strofilia.gr

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Greek vineyards - Pavlou Estate

Greek vineyards - Pavlou Estate

History

The Macedonian region of Northern Greece has been producing wines for well over 4000 years. It is said that the area was a favorite wine stop of the ancient Macedonian kings. Its best known celebrity, Alexander the Great, whose empire spanned most of the known world, was born in Pella approximately 70 kms away from our winery. Recent archaeological digs in and around the area have uncovered drinking vessels which contained trace amounts of wine, a testament that wine was an integral part of life in ancient Greece. Our choice of company logo (the helmet of Alexander the Great) was chosen as a tribute to the rich history of this region.

Area

Agios Panteleimon – Amyndeon is located in the northwestern corner of Greece, at an altitude of 650 meters ASL, approximately 120 kms West of Thessaloniki. The hills of Agios Panteleimon are nestled between two lakes; Lake Petres and Lake Vegoritis. The soil is primarily sandy, well draining and PH neutral. The area enjoys a temperate micro-climate with cold winters and warm summers with low humidity. Along with our vineyard management practices, the longevity of our vines is a direct result of the ideal environmental elements of the terroir.

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Art Space Winery

Art Space Winery
The building worked as a winery till 1952, when its owner Nikolaos Argyros closed it to open another winery on the island, the famous SantoWines. In 1999, his son, Antonis Argyros restored the old chambers and reopened this old winery, naming it Art Space this time. This new winery is hosted in an adjacent underground cave, whose entrance is 8 m below the surface of the earth. The dominant material in this cave is a dense layer of pumice, 6 m thick, creating the perfect insulating environment for wine maturation. Modern technology is used to help the wine age, however the emphasis is given on quality rather than quantity. The wine comes from organic vineyards and at the end of the tour, visitors can taste different varieties. Apart from a winery, Art Space also works as an art gallery and a museum. Source: www.greeka.com
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Santorini wine

Santorini wine

Santorini is a Greek wine region located on the archipelago of Santorini in the southern Cyclades islands of the Greece. The different wines of Santorini owe their special qualities to the unique geology of Santorini. The soil is rich in inorganic ingredients, but very poor in organic ingredients.It consists of cinders, rust, lava and pumice stone. Unfortunately, the older age of most of the vineyards, as well as the strong winds that blow year round, seriously reduce the volume of wine crop that can be grown. In addition, the highly developed and much more profitable tourist industry has driven many of the farmers to abandon their vineyards and become involved with tourism. It may be in the years to come that we will only be able to find the most hardy and passionate of farmers that are dedicated to their vineyards and are willing to continue the tradition.

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GRAPE

GRAPE

A grape is a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters. Grapes are a type of fruit that grow in clusters of 15 to 300, and can be crimson, black, dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink. "White" grapes are actually green in color, and are evolutionarily derived from the purple grape. Mutations in two regulatory genes of white grapes turn off production of anthocyanins, which are responsible for the color of purple grapes.[6] Anthocyanins and other pigment chemicals of the larger family of polyphenols in purple grapes are responsible for the varying shades of purple in red wines.[7][8] Grapes are typically an ellipsoid shape resembling a prolate spheroid. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grape

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