Vineyards amid the lakes and the mountains
On a very windy and chilly day I found myself in Amyndeon wine county. In the middle of the vineyards, the lakes of Petres and Vegoritida were almost grayish from the waves and clouds were roaming the horizon.
Alpha Estate needs no introduction ! The vineyards are situated in the area of Ampelia (=vines in Greek), which is no coincidence as the archeologists found traces of winemaking in a settlement near Petres village that was inhabited without interruption from the 4th to the 1st century BC. As the sois was appropriate for vine growing since then, they had also trade activities connected to it, as the city was in proximity of a main road and later with the ancient Egnatia Odos.
Nowadays the privately owned vineyards are being exploited using deeply eco-friendly growing methods by the experienced team of the estate, creating wines that charm the wine lovers all over the world. The proof is, the highly decorated wines in prestigious international wine competitions.
This vine-friendly area also hosts vineyards of Ktima Kir-Yianni at Agios Panteleimonas but to taste wines you have to visit Kir-Yianni at Giannakochori.