The AGRICULTURAL WINERY COOPERATIVE OF TIRNAVOS founded in 1961 by farmers in the region of Tirnavos with the intention to ensure the development and production of their goods. The upward trend followed from then on to all areas of activity, highlights it in one of the best cooperatives in the country. The dynamic vinegrowing of the region of Tirnavos was expressed and supported in the products by the Winery Cooperative.
Several types of wines are produced, compressed grape juice, distilled liquid, ouzo and all these are grapes of the region of Tirnavos. The Agricultural Winery Cooperative of Tirnavos is certified with ISO 9001/2000 and in the vineyards of the members of the cooperation is implemented a system of integrated management according to AGRO 2.1-2.2
Today the cooperative has 466 members growers of the region of Tirnavos that more accurately 283 members from Tirnavos, 100 members from Damasi, 39 members from Ampelonas, 20 members from Deleria, 20 members from Argyropouli, 4 members from Platanoulia.
The total of the vines which are grown by the members are 8259 acres of vine grapes. The quantities of the grapes processed annually by the winery are 10-13 thousand tons. The products which are derived by this elaboration are about: 6,000 tons of wine, 400 tons of tsipouro and ouzo and 100-200 tonnes of concentrated and rectified concentrated musts.
Our products are sold almost all over Greece whereas a sum of them is exported (mainly in Australia). The permanent workers at the winery are 65 people (11 graduates), while during the period of harvesting are temporarily employed other 40 people.
The products of the cooperative release in more than 60 labels, ouzo, tsipouro and wine. The facilities of the Association extend on a surface of 50,000 sq.m, while the ability to store in tanks is 130,000 hectoliters.
The vineyard of Tirnavos includes the vineyards of the municipalities of Tirnavos and Ampelonas and communities of Argyropouli, Damasi, Deleria, Dendra- Platanoulia and Rodia.It has a total area of 25,000 acres, of which 15,000 acres are grape varieties with predominant the red Muscat of Hamburg (10,000 acres). It is a variety which has very good results and is dominated mainly in the region of Tirnavos (tends to be called Muscat of Tirnavos), because the cultivable area of this variety in the rest of Greece did not exceed 1,600 acres. The white grape varieties grown in the area are mainly: Roditis, Bantiki, Limniona, varieties grown for ages, and the “cosmopolitan” varieties such as Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet S., Ugni Blanc, Maccabeu, Chardonnay, Grenach-Blanche, Debina that found fertile soil too.
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