Posts by Cornelius Wesseling

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Sclavos wines, Lixouri, Kefalonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Evriviadis completed his studies of agricultural sciences in 1996 and took over the fate of the family business. As a trained agronomist, he naturally placed the focus of his work on the vineyards. From the beginning he managed his own vineyards biologically, soon afterwards he switched to biodynamics. For him, biodynamic cultivation is not a […]

Ambelonas, Corfu, Ionion Islands.

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Wine, Gastronomy & Culture. Ambelonas Corfu is a multi-purpose establishment within a vineyard at the heart of Corfu island. Estate History. The first we know of the property is that it was acquired by our ancestors in 1600 when they emigrated from Venice to Corfu. Part of it was an olive grove and part a […]

Greek Wine & Travel guide.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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A tourist guide for wine-lovers…. To be presented soon in my blog, step by step….in 16 episodes. First episode: 1 July 2016! As my wife and I have travelled throughout Greece for many years, we invite you to share our wonderful experiences concerning Greek wine, it’s history and the people behind it all.   The […]

Lipsi Winery, Lipsi, South Aegean.

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All about Lipsi, South Aegean. It was back  in 2010 that we first discussed the idea  of creating a new, modern winery together, initially to revive and promote  the traditional  sweet wine of Lipsi  and to produce new, quality wines  from grape varieties ideally suited to the terrain and climate  of the island.  As established […]

Vakakis Wines, Samos, North Aegean.

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All about Samos, North Aegean. The company was founded in 2011. Vision of Vakaki Wines is the creation of limited bottles of premium wines. In the production of products, the company gives all the attention to the selection of raw materials and the winemaking process. Simultaneously, the company seeks from its beginnings to bring unknown […]

Vergitsis Winery, Dafnes, Crete.

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All about Dafnes, Crete. Vergitsis, Winery & Distillery was founded in 1989. Following a 30-year old tradition of producing bulk wine, known then as “Vergitsis”, Vergitsis Wines & Spirits has been rapidly growing. Our 2000 sqm. installations have grown to accommodate the production of a great variety of select products. “Vergitsis” owns over 5 hectares […]

Troupis Winery, Mantinia, Peloponnese.

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All about Mantinia, Peloponnese. The Troupis Winery is located in the heart of the Mantineia vineyards at an altitude of 700 m. in the area known as Fteri. Ioannis Troupis’ family has been involved in the wine industry since the mid-1970s when they cultivated vines primarily for trading their products but also for making wine […]

Kounaki Wines, Rhodos, South Aegean.

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All about Rhodos, South Aegean. Kounaki Winery was founded in 1928 and produces small quantities of wine every year. Has 40 acres (4 hectares) of vineyard producing up to 1000kg per acre (10 tons per hectare). Cultivates Greek varieties such Athiri, Malagouzia, Muscat, Assyrtiko, Diminiti, and Amorgiano but also European varieties such as Cabernet sauvignon, […]

Kokkinos Pyrgos, Lilantio, Evia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Evia. Our philosophy is quite simple: Quality over Quantity! We keep production to a manageable level in order to attain maximum quality. We use tanks 5 tons or smaller for fermentation thus ensuring that we have the time to control the quality of the grapes going into production and be able to regulate […]

Grampsas Domaine, Zakynthos, Ionion Islands.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Zakynthos, Ionion Islands. Domaine Grampsas is located in hilly village of Lagopodo on the gorgeous island to the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos. A growing zone with great potential and significant wine production prospects with famous quality. Domaine Grampsas is created to highlight the wealth of unexplored Zakynthos varieties. With proper care in cultivation, with […]