Our region has been praised since antiquity for the fertility o its soil and for its cultural significance. Starting rom the 7th century BC. It grew in power and wealth that stemmed from, among other things, its vineyards, orchards and olive groves.. The vineyardsin the Aegean basin can be considered indigenous as it has been difficult to identify a transition from a wild to a domesticated species.  Typical samples  taken from the Botanical Garden, do not distinguish wild and domestic varieties. We are sure only of a Linear ideogram B from Pylos dated 1500 BC, depicting a vine with branches spread on a wooden arbor.

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From an early age our ancestors incorporated wine into their religious rites. These rites were patronized by Dionysus, This symposium centered culture was venerated from simple households to governmental Circles. The Old Testament mentions that immediately after the end of the flood, Noah "planted a vineyard and drank from it." and  “he was drunk and naked in his own house. "

Dionysus, the God of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine was also the God of theatre. Some legends depict the son of Zeus and Semele to dance ecstatically in the company of nymphs and satyrs. In sharp contrast he is also venratedas the God of Duty who instructs mortals on how to dilute wine with water so that they do not get drunk.  This diluting practice that protects us from the sins of greed and pleasure,is also referenced by Homer in Odyssey.

Museums worldwide are filled with vessels chalices amphorae jars craters and various other containers “full of merriment” with depictions of warriors, cavalry Gods riding dolphins and instrument playing musicians and other such scenes.



Museums worldwide are filled with vessels chalices amphorae jars craters and various other containers “full of merriment” with depictions of warriors, cavalry Gods riding dolphins and instrument playing musicians and other such scenes.

Visit our sites to learn about our wine tasting tours, in continuance of our heritage and love  for our grapes and wine. 

We would be happy to pass on to you the skills of the ancient wine makers, who could guess  the provenance of the wine just from tasting it. Evi Evan!