Posts tagged with ‘Ionion Islands’

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Thiako

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The Thiako red cultivar is as pale in color as it is hard to find. It participates in blends of the Ionian islands and mainland Greece. aspro sti thiaki or thiako (with thick skin) used to produce Ithaca’s white wine which is a little sweet but tastes dry, strong and with a delicious bouquet. The mavrodafni variety is the most common, though […]

Skiadopoulo

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The indigenous white grape variety originates from Greece. Synonyms Skiadopoylo, Zachara, Zacharo are (reference to the sugar-rich berries), Zahara and Zakynthino. As the origin of the island of Zakynthos believed what the one suggesting synonyms. The sugar-rich and fruitful vine is there in the traditional wine Verdea used.

Vertzami

by Other Contributor
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Vertzami is a thick, dark-skinned grape variety grown in central areas of Greece and also in Cyprus where it is known as Lefkas. The variety is best known as wine produced from the Ionian Island of Lefkas where it is typically expressed as a single varietal wine. Vertzami may also be blended with other Greek varieties, as is commonly done in the Peloponnese and Central Greece. It is widely accepted […]

Robolla

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Robolla, the variety’s Italian-sounding name, together with its cultivation in the Ionian Islands located close to Italy, have led some to claim that the Robola grape variety is actually the same with the Ribolla Gialla variety cultivated in northeastern Italy. Whatever the case may be, striking differences between the two do exist, rendering Robola a truly unique and highly […]

Avgoustiatis

by Other Contributor
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Avgoustiatis is a little-known red-wine grape variety found scattered around the Greek islands (most notably on Zakynthos) and the Peloponnese peninsula. The variety ripens relatively early in the growing season (several weeks earlier than Xynomavro), typically in August – which explains its name (Αυγουστιατης means “August” in Greek). According to Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz (authors of the much-respected Wine Grapes), the […]

Ionion Islands subregions.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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          Please see HERE the Ionion Islands wineries. The Ionian Islands are a group of islands in the Ionian Sea, off the west coast of Greece. While not as famous viticulturally as the islands of the Aegean Sea, where Santorini and Samos make some of Greece’s most famous wines, the Ionian Islands have a rich winegrowing history. […]

Siflogo Winery, Lefkas, Ionion Islands.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Lefkas, Ionion Islands. The wine production and bottling workshop of Lefkas Local Wine – a small cottage industry – was founded in 1994 by Dionysis and Maria Papanikolopoulos in Platistoma, a small mountainous village in Lefkas. The viniculture and wine production was the main business of the family many generations ago. Nowadays, a limited number of bottles of pure wine constitute […]

Oenolpi Winery, Zakynthos, Ionion Islands.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Zakynthos, Ionion Islands. The company was established in the year 2000 by Timothos Christoforos and his wife Christina Maria Leftaki as a continuation of the family tradition to produce wines. The family Christoforos has produced wines from the family’s vineyards since 1965 which has expanded over time.             […]

Comoutos, Zakynthos, Ionion Islands.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Zakynthos, Ionion Islands. Serving our tradition of innovation and quality since 1638, we grow traditional Zante products in our family vineyard and olive orchard at Agria Comoutos This family occupation, with consistency, enthousiasm and assiduity in traditional technique for 4 centuries, gives us the right to be considered the older Greek wine factory. […]

Foivos Domaine, Kefalonia, Ionion Islands.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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More info on Kefalonia, Ionion Islands. Ever since last century, the Winery, under the trademark Mantzavino, has been producing some of the finest Greek wines that gained fame all over the world, preserving a long family tradition at Paliki, Kefalonia (also spelled Cephalonia). This chapter was brought to an end in 1996. From 1999 onwards, Foivos […]