TASTING WINERY

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Winery in Rhodes follows a tradition of 2,400 years! A story from those early days tells how the Cretans, jealous of Rhodes fame for High quality wine, copied Rhodian amphorae in an attempt to pass off their own wine as Rhodian.Rhodians to eliminate poorer quality grapes, vineyards on the Lindos side of the island, where the climate is too hot and dry, were destroyed and growing in now concentrated on the western side, around the village of Embona.Here many small vineyards are located in specific cooler microclimates where granite stones in the soil help by increasing humidity which in turn improves the flavors.Athiri, a very old local variety of white grape, is grown in vineyards on lower slopes below Embona while mountain regions produce a better quality of Red grape.

February 21, 2015 Island Tours