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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.

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.

Wine Roads of Macedonia - Ligas Winery  #Macedonian #Wine #Macedonia #Wineries #Greek #vineyards #european #winetasting

Wine Roads of Macedonia - Ligas Winery

Le cépage Assyrtiko : "une fraîcheur remarquable" - Le Figaro Vin

Le cépage Assyrtiko : "une fraîcheur remarquable"

Le cépage Assyrtiko : "une fraîcheur remarquable" - Le Figaro Vin

Its name –Xinomavro- comes from the words xino (sour) and mavro (black). As matter of fact, the skin of its berries does not possess any particularly rich tint. Be that as it may, Xinomavro surprises with its performance and multi-faceted personality, yielding “vin de garde” reds, dynamic rosés, aromatic sparkling wines, and even idiosyncratic sweet wines.

Its name –Xinomavro- comes from the words xino (sour) and mavro (black). As matter of fact, the skin of its berries does not possess any particularly rich tint.

Pruning the grapes

The Grapes, Canopy, Vineyard, South Africa, Burgundy

Sonoma County wine grapes

Sonoma County wine grapes I miss the vineyards in the spring and fall.

Santorini Wine Tip of the day: The vines of #Santorini grow in a circular nest called Kouloura so as to be protected from the winds and capture the humidity!

Santorini Wine Tip of the day: The vines of grow in a circular nest called Kouloura so as to be protected from the winds and capture the humidity!

The Okanagan Valley is one of five viticultural areas in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The Okanagan Valley is one of five viticultural areas in the Canadian province of British Columbia. I live a few miles away from this in Vernon, BC

Greek Wine from The Greek Kitchen.  What a site!  Everything you could want from Greek foods to drinks.  It's a grab a cuppa, sit back, relax and enjoy kind of site.

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. The earliest evidence of Greek wine has been dated to years where wine was produced on a household or communal basis

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

Κτήμα Σιγάλας - Οία Σαντορίνη | Domaine Sigalas - Ia, Santorini, Cyclades, Greece

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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A la découverte des cépages autochtones grecs

In Santorini, Greece, vineyards are cultivated in round "basket" shaped vines in order to protect the soft and tender grape leaves from being damaged by the island's strong wind and sand. This is from Santos winery vineyard in Santorini

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These vines in Sonoma have been used for growing grapes for nearly 90 years.

Sagrantino di Montefalco, Umbria, Italy

If you stay with us in Montefalco.you'll be enjoying their famous Sagrantino di Montefalco, Umbria, Italy

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.