from grapes to bottle...

 

  • Location: In the mountains above Vourliotes.Location: In the mountains above Vourliotes.
  • Truck parked at the end of the road.Truck parked at the end of the road.
  • Grapes everywhere.Grapes everywhere.
  • We can see some people 2-300 m. away.We can see some people 2-300 m. away.
  • Panayotis on his way down to the truckPanayotis on his way down to the truck
  • with between 70 and 80 Kg. of grapes on his shoulders.with between 70 and 80 Kg. of grapes on his shoulders.
  • No time to enjoy the nice view.No time to enjoy the nice view.
  • Just working hard in the heatJust working hard in the heat
  • Carrying grapes . .Carrying grapes . .
  • and filling . .and filling . .
  • bag after bag.bag after bag.
  • Panayotis off again, and downPanayotis off again, and down
  • to the truck behind the left houseto the truck behind the left house
  • Time for a small break,Time for a small break,
  • a cigareta cigaret
  • and some water!!!and some water!!!
  • Ready again!Ready again!
  • Removing bad grapesRemoving bad grapes
  • A really big bunch of grapes!A really big bunch of grapes!
  • Here you cut !Here you cut !
  • Cleaning.Cleaning.
  • More cleaningMore cleaning
  • a quick view to the sea.a quick view to the sea.
  • On our way back to the houseOn our way back to the house
  • Panayotis passed us.Panayotis passed us.
  • That was a day ! More than 1.500 Kg carried down!That was a day ! More than 1.500 Kg carried down!
  • The owners dog.The owners dog.
  • Resting in the shade by the house.Resting in the shade by the house.
  • Outdoor kitchenOutdoor kitchen
  • and owen.and owen.

 

After the wineyard we visited the wine co-operative in Samos. The museum part is open for visitors, and abs. worth visiting.

 

  • Entrance to the administrationEntrance to the administration
  • Arriving with grapes.Arriving with grapes.
  • Unloading in the weightUnloading in the weight
  • Controlboard for the  'receive' section.Controlboard for the 'receive' section.
  • Weight controls. He just delivered 304 Kg.Weight controls. He just delivered 304 Kg.
  • The grapes are 'snailed' in to the separatorThe grapes are 'snailed' in to the separator

 

Leaves, and stalks are removed and blown out to the outdoor wastepile.

The grapes are pressed. The quality of the juice is measured. The juice is

then contained in big rotating tanks for a couple of days.

 

  • measuring the qualitymeasuring the quality
  • measuring the qualitymeasuring the quality
  • measuring the qualitymeasuring the quality
  • Above 12 is = good.Above 12 is = good.
  • 'Presser' and rotating tank.'Presser' and rotating tank.
  • 'Presser' and rotating tank.'Presser' and rotating tank.
  • Part of the separator.Part of the separator.
  • The tanks again.The tanks again.
  • The dry stuff from the grapes.The dry stuff from the grapes.

 

The dry remains are used for animal food and as some kind of farmyard manure.

 

  • Standing below 50.000 l. juice/wine.Standing below 50.000 l. juice/wine.
  • 25.000 l. tanks.25.000 l. tanks.
  • 40.000 l. tanks. Finished wine.40.000 l. tanks. Finished wine.
  • 50.000 l. tanks. Finished wine.50.000 l. tanks. Finished wine.
  • Top of a full tank The condense show the level.Top of a full tank The condense show the level.
  • Leaving the production partLeaving the production part
  • The wastepile  of leaves and stalks.The wastepile of leaves and stalks.

 

In the exhibition part is a large collection of medals and diploms.

 

  • Many interesting tools and old parts from the Samos wine production.Many interesting tools and old parts from the Samos wine production.
  • Many historical bottles.Many historical bottles.

 

In the cellar the high quality wine is stored in barrels and bottles. Some of the types are stored 3-5 years.

 

 

In this very nice old production hall the guests can taste all the different types of Samos wine, and in the nearby shop they can buy or order the wine if they want so.