All about Archanes, Crete.

The producer is the enologist Vangelis Sinadinakis (feature photo) from Archanes. He works as a teacher at the High School of Archanes and teaches Chemistry.

In 1991, he began to cultivate the family vineyard, several varieties of grapes such as Kotsifali a local red variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and others provided the raw material for experimentation and vinification in various variants.

So in 1997 the white wine «ΕLTYNA» started, in 2000 the red wine «ELTYNA» and later in 2007 the red wine Merlot «ELTYNA»

old press

4000 yrs old press.

In 1991, in parallel with his main job, he began to cultivate the family vineyard, several varieties of grapes such as Kotsifali a local red variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and others provided the raw material for experimentation and vinification in various variants.

The vineyard is located in the limits of the Peza viticulture zone and Archanes at an altitude of 360 meters. More particularly the vineyard located in four different locations, the “Kolona”, the “Loumata”, the “Trapeza” and “Vathipetro.”

Archanes.

Archanes is an appellation on the island of Crete in the Aegean Sea. The small village of Arhanes, in the center of the appellation, is historically important to Greek viticulture: a 4000-year-old wine press from the Minoan civilization was unearthed recently in the village. Pale, aromatic red wines are made in Arhanes from the local Kotsifali and Mandilaria grape varieties. Arhanes can be found between the Peza and Dafnes appellations on the northern edge of the island, 7 miles (10km) south of Heraklion. The vineyards sit in a hill basin at the foot of Mount Juktas, at altitudes that rise as high as 1200ft (370m) above sea level.

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