from grapes to bottle...
After the wineyard we visited the wine co-operative in Samos. The museum part is open for visitors, and abs. worth visiting.
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.
The dry remains are used for animal food and as some kind of farmyard manure.
In the exhibition part is a large collection of medals and diploms.
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.