Posts tagged with ‘Santorini’

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Art Space winery, Santorini, South Aegean.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Santorini. The old, pre-industrial winery of 1861 closed its doors in 1952, when its third owner, Nikolaos A. Argyros, founded the Union of Cooperatives for Products of Thira and the biggest winery on the island, now known as SantoWines. In 1999, his son, Antonis N. Argyros, brings it back to life and founds […]

Mavrotragano

by Other Contributor
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Mavrotragano is a dark-skinned variety grown exclusively on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini. Traditionally cultivated for the production of sweet red wines, it now has a somewhat cult status as a high-quality dry red. Mavrotragano was almost uprooted to the point of extinction during Santorini’s tourist boom, when vineyard land was acquired by developers wanting to build hotels […]

Katsano

by Other Contributor
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Katsano is an extremely rare Greek grape variety that is grown on the island of Santorini, Greece. Gavalas Winery is the only commercial producer making varietal wine from Katsano. Even in this example, it is more common for the wine to be blended with another obscure grape variety, Gaidoura. For full description please see www.winesearcher.com

Gaidoura

by Other Contributor
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Gaidoura is an extremely rare grape variety that is grown on the Greek island of Santorini, where it has a very minor, but interesting role in blended white wines. Together with its blending partner, Katsano, Gaidoura represents just 1 percent of total vineyard area on the island. For full description please see www.winesearcher.com

Assyrtiko

by Other Contributor
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Assyrtico is a hardy white wine grape variety grown throughout Greece. From its home on the volcanic island of Santorini, to as far north as Drama in Greek Macedonia, Assyrtico has developed a reputation as one of Greece’s most versatile grapes. It can adapt to a range of environments and can be used to produce a number of different wine styles. […]

Aidani

by Cornelius Wesseling
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  Aidani is a white grape found mainly in the Southern Aegean islands of Greece, particularly Santorini, and is also grown extensively on the island of Rhodes. It is seldom used on its own, but often blended with the Assyrtico grape as part of a white blend called Brousko (there are also red and rosé Brousko wines). Full description at http://www.wine-searcher.com/ 

South Aegean Islands subregions.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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                  Please see HERE the wineries of the South Aegean. The South Aegean (Greek: Περιφέρεια Νοτίου Αιγαίου) is one of the thirteen regions of Greece. It consists of the Cyclades and Dodecanese island groups in the central and southeastern Aegean Sea. The South Aegean region was established in the 1987 administrative reform. With the 2010 Kallikratis plan, […]

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery (Volcan Wines), Santorini.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Santorini. Welcome to the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum in Santorini. Being the only one of its kind in Greece, the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum occupies a natural cave. It is eight meters below ground, 300 meters long and has a labyrinth-like shape. The Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum presents the history of wine and the life of vine-growers in […]

Hatzidakis Winery, Santorini, South Aegean.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Santorini. Hatzidakis Winery was founded in 1997 by Haridimos and Konstantina Hatzidakis. Konstantina’s family owns vineyards in the village of Pyrgos Kallistis, on the road that leads to the monastery of Prophet Ilias. The land had not been cultivated since 1956, when the earthquake on Santorini forced her parents to leave the island. […]

Canava Roussos, Santorini, South Aegean.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Santorini. Historical background: Canava Roussos at a glance Canava Roussos, the oldest on Santorini, was founded in 1836 to produce high quality wines uniquely expressing the characters of the numerous varieties of Thiran grapes. Decades of experience have passed from generation to generation so that, with consistency, continuity and absolute respect, expression is given […]