Posts by Cornelius Wesseling

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Pieria Eratini Estate, Pieria, Central Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Pieria, Central Macedonia. In 2006, Pieria Eratini was founded in Kolindro, in the Prefecture of Pieria, by the oenologists Pavlos Argyropoulos and Andreas Pantos. The 150 acre Estate vineyards located on the foothills of Olympus mountain, are being cultivated organically and planted with varieties, such as Xinomavro, Kolindrino, Assyrtiko and Malagousia, as also […]

Chidiriotiko

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The red variety (also Kalloniatiko) comes from Greece . It is not yet clear whether it is a stand-alone variety, corresponding DNA are still open (as of 2013). The medium to late maturing grape is generally resistant to disease. The on the island of Lesvos grown variety was almost entirely in the 1950s by the […]

Alexakis, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Herakleion, Crete. Alexakis –a family-owned-and-run winery– is the largest winery on the island of Crete. The company is managed by enologist-chemical engineer Stelios Alexakis (founder of the business in the 70’s), Sofia, his wife, and their sons, Lazaros and Apostolos. Both Lazaros and Apostolos are enologists, with degrees from the Universities of  Florence, Italy […]

Kokkalis Estate, Ilia, Peloponnese.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Ilia, Peloponnese. The story of Christos Kokkalis is well known – he is the man who was a pharmacist in Germany for most of his life, then decided to sell out and start making wine in Greece. He wanted to show the world that great quality could be produced in Greece. He had […]

Ten best dry red Greek wines of indigenous grapes.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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GrapeRover visited more than 120 Greek wineries since 2012. Many of these wineries send samples to be reviewed and rated by the GrapeRover team. According to this team, here’s the list of the 10 best Greek red wines (made from indigenous Greek grapes) we have reviewed up to now. ONE. 2008 Domaine Sigalas Mavrotragano, PGI Cyclades. 94 points. […]

Best ten Greek dry white wines of indigenous grapes.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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GrapeRover visited more than 120 Greek wineries since 2012. Many of these wineries send samples to be reviewed and rated by the GrapeRover team. According to this team, here’s the list of the 10 best Greek dry white wines (made from indigenous Greek grapes) we have reviewed up to now. ONE.  2010 Gaia Estate Assyrtiko […]

Haniotis Winery, Elatia, Central Greece.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Elatia, Central Greece. The grapes are vinified on the estate with an annual production of 10,000 bottles since 1990. Since 1995 the estate has been under the approval of DIO for its thoroughness of organic cultivation. Haniotis wines are found in specialized biological food stores all over Greece.   Haniotis vineyards are located […]

Peppas Winery, Nemea, Peloponnese.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Nemea, Peloponnese. The vineyards of the Peppas family in Ancient Nemea – that is in size one of the biggest in the region- are cultivated with the philosophy of ataining the highest quality of grapes, the protection of the environment, but also the respect to the consumer of the final product that for […]

Chrisostomou Winery, Pieria, Central Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Pieria, Central Macedonia..   The vineyard of the Chrisostomou family is located in Pydna (Kitros) of the Pieria regional unit, a place which has tradition in the agriculture of vineyards and the wine production. Since 1925, immigrants from the eastern Rumelia (North Thrace) settled the village, bringing with them their love for the […]