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COLORFUL DRY ASSYRTIKO - Hellenic Lifestyle

COLORFUL DRY ASSYRTIKO - Hellenic Lifestyle

White grape varieties of Assyrtiko, Aidani and Athiri

An afternoon with Matthew Argyros at their vineyards in Episkopi Gonia Thiras, was an experiential way to appreciate his family devotion in fine wine making

Santorini for Wine and Food Lovers -- Santorini Assyrtiko Grapes

Wine Wednesday: Santorini for Wine and Food Lovers - Luxe Adventure Traveler

Greece Santorini bush vine basket

Greece Santorini bush vine basket

An amused Yiannis of Gaia Wines goes "under the hood" of an Assyrtiko plant. You can see how the low-to-the-ground vines and leaves protect the grapes from sun and wind.

Greece-An amused Yiannis of Gaia Wines goes "under the hood" of an Assyrtiko plant. You can see how the low-to-the-ground vines and leaves protect the grapes from sun and wind.

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Assyrtico vines on the Greek Island of Santorini, in the southern Aegean Sea, 70 miles north of Crete. These "basket" vines can be seen in vineyards all over the island.

Monemvasia Winery, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece

Monemvasia Winery, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece

The history of Black Corinth is as enormous as its commercial value since it is the main variety behind one of Greece’s most important agricultural products: currants, which merited a mention even in the ancient texts of Hippocrates and Aristotle. Despite the fact that almost 99% of  Black Corinth normally finds itself sold in a pouch full of currants, the remaining small percentage ends up in the bottles containing Mavrodaphne of Patras, the famous sweet red wine.

'Black Corinth' table/raisin grapes for trellis. When dried sold as Zante currant.

Different way of growing grapes in a place where there is no rain... Learn this on a wine tasting tour of #Santorini by Archaeologous.com.

Different way of growing grapes in a place where there is no rain... Learn this on a wine tasting tour of #Santorini by Archaeologous.com.

On the island of Santorini they train their grapevines into basket shapes and the grapes grow inside.  This is because of the high winds, it helps keep the grapes safe.  Κτήμα Σιγάλας - Οία Σαντορίνη

On the island of Santorini they train their grapevines into basket shapes and the grapes grow inside. This is because of the high winds, it helps keep the grapes safe.

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