Very small pieces of land scattered throughout the area, as it used to be. In Lefkimmi the soils are clay loam. Most vines are near water grooves with more fertile soils than alluvium. In these lands there is a considerable percentage of sand. Each of our vines has its name, from the area it is located, its history and its characteristics (terroir).
One of our most historic vines, It was found in a contract of 1850 (under the British) that was registered by my father’s great-grandfather Nicoletos Kouris, when the British gave the land to its growers.
In Corfu agnos is wicker. It got its name from a vitex that was (no longer exists) next to the bridge that was at the top of the vine.
Very close to Agnos. These two vines (Agnos, Valonisa) were my grandmother’s dowry and she left it to me, because I was the only one of all her grandchildren who wanted to cultivate vines.
In a very fertile location, next to the Lefkimmi river, which as the name of the area reveals (modi = a unit of measurement of volume mainly for the cereals in Byzantium) was very fertile.
Boros and Kavasilata:
Two vines in two famous wine-growing regions of Lefkimmi. Valleys where the water from the water grooves of the area united and form the Lefkimmi river.
Vineyard in an area that got its name from a large municipal well for irrigation. The well with a diameter at the top of 3.5m that has about 60m3 water and a tap at the bottom that never run out . It was made of white magnificent marble marked by the ropes. Unfortunately it was cemented by New Greece.
The vineyard in the area that took its name from the old watermill, again next to the river.
The vineyard in which the winery is built.
Our other vineyards:
Mitzilas, Vazou, Hali, Pantokratoras, Mazaraki, Mermigari.
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