Posts tagged with ‘Thrace’

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Evritika Kellari, Evros, East Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Evros, East Macedonia. Just a few dozen meters from the North-Eastern borders of Greece with Turkey and Bulgaria, Evritika Kellaria (meaning Cellars of Evros) are situated on a hill surrounded by acres of vineyards. Here, we vinify, produce and bottle our famous wines “Onar”, “Orfeas” and “Enigma” from carefully selected grapes with passion […]

Pamidi

by Cornelius Wesseling
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This is very old local variety, which has been cultivated in Bulgaria since the times of the ancient Thracians. In the past it was the most widely spread variety in our country. Today its plantations are highly limited. It is also cultivated in Yugoslavia, Albania, and Turkey (around Odrin), Greece, Hungary and Romania. The bunch is medium in size (16.4/10.1 cm), […]

Kanachalades

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The red variety (also Karnachalas) comes from Greece . The rare species is in the area of Evros in north-eastern Thrace grown. The late-ripening grape is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot expanded, but also unmixed. (Courtesy Wein-plus)

Papazkarasi

by Other Contributor
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Papazkarasi is an ancient blue-black grape variety that is native to Turkey. The variety is thought to have ancient Greek origins and was once widely planted. However, many vines have been pulled out over the centuries in favor of higher-yielding varieties. Today, Papazkarasi is grown in the Marmara region, which surrounds the Sea of Marmara in northwest Turkey, […]

Mavroudi

by Other Contributor
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Mavrud, or Mavroudi as it is known in Greece, is a dark-skinned grape variety of Bulgarian origin. Its precise provenance is generally accepted to be Asenovgrad, an appellation (or controliran) in the West Thracian Valley of southern Bulgaria. The low-yielding, late-ripening vine produces small, almost black fruit with thick skins. The grape’s name is derived from the Greek mavro, meaning black, which is appropriate, […]

East Macedonia & Thrace subregions.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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                  Please see HERE  the wineries of East Macedonia & Thrace. East Macedonia and Thrace (Greek: Ανατολική Μακεδονία και Θράκη, formally Περιφέρεια Ανατολικής Μακεδονίας και Θράκης) is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It consists of the northeastern parts of the country, comprising the eastern part of the region of Greek Macedonia along with the […]

Kikones, Komotini, East Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Komotini, East Macedonia. The Company. A modern history of wine and art continues… Their name is referred by Homer in both of his epic poems as an ancient Thracian tribe that first dealt with winemaking in the land of Thrace (North-East continental Greece). In 2004, «Kikones» was the first winery established in the […]

Anatolikos Vineyards, Xanthi, East Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Xanthi, East Macedonia. The company was founded in 2005 under the name NIKOLAIDIS Bros G.P. by Sakis and Marios Nikolaidis, experienced enterpeneurs of Xanthi in food and catering business. The 4 hectares privately owned vineyards are located in the area of Avdira, Thrace Greece. In Avdira, the famous wine production venue since classical […]

Tsantali, Maronia, Thrace, East Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Maronia, Thrace.  A 3000 year old vineyard. Rare are the times when a vineyard lives to tell a heritage of more than 3,000 years. Here in Maronia, every element of the natural surroundings is generously guarding that precious story telling. From the patio of the winery, the view is beautiful: the low hills […]

Vourvoukelis winery, Xanthi, East Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Al about Xanthi, Thrace. History. Avdiro, near Xanthi,  homeland of Democritus, founder of the atomic theory,  of Leucippus and the great sophist Protagoras. In the hilly areas of the region, there was an ancient viticulture, which is refered to by the paeans of Pindar. During Byzantine times Abdera were, among the region Maroneia, one of the vineyards of […]