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Wineries & Vineyards in Kefalonia | Wine regions



KEFALONIA | WINERIES & VINEYARDS

Kefalonia have many Wineries & Vineyards, the most famous Wineries & Vineyards are – Robola Cooperative

SI.RO.KE Sineterismos Robolas Kefalonias

In 1982, the growers of the Robola Zone, in order to ensure their income, to protect and at the same time highlight the dynamic of Cephalonian Vineyard, armed with experience and knowledge, founed the Robola Cooperative of Cephalonia which currently comprises of 300 members.

The families of the Cooperative members individually own all the vineyards. The hardy, mountainous vineyards of the Omala Valley need understanding and hands-on cultivation methods to provide a successful harvest.

Hectares/Acres 100 ha (250 acres) vineyard planted 1900-2012. Majority is the Robola variety, with a diverse clone range. A sall amount of other native varieties such as Tsaousi, Vostilidi, Muscat, Mavrodaphne is planted as well.

Climate cool to cold and wet winters (1300 mm rainfall).

Warm to hot and dry summers. Mean August Temperature 26.6 C. Rainfall is heavily winter dominant with most rain falling between October and March. Frost and hail risk is minimal.

Winery Building situated at Omala Valley, at an elevation of 1200 feet. At covers 17.000 sq.feet and is constructed according to local architercture and with local wood and stone.

The first gatherning of grapes was made in 1983,when bottling and marketing began. In 1987 the Cooperative acquired its own winery, located in the center of the Robola Zone, at an altitude of 410 meters, just below the slopes of Mount Aenos and beside the Monastery of Saint Gerassimo, patron Saint of the island.

Melissimos Winery – Gentilini Winery.

KEFALONIA | WINE REGIONS

Kefalonia has a rich and diverse heritage linked to the vineyard and the wine and a strong tradition in wine.

The Kefalonia Robola Wine Cooperative (established in 1982) collects and processes almost 85% of the total produce of Robola wine grapes.

Robola is a white Greek wine grape variety that is grown primarily on the Ionian island of Cephalonia.

Historically the vine was thought to be the same variety as the Friuli wine grape Ribolla and was thought to have been brought to northeast Italy by Venetian merchants trading with Cephalonia in the 13th century. However, DNA profiling in the 21st century has cast doubt on that theory and today Robola is classified by the Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) as a separate variety.

Kefalonia | Robola wine festival

The famous local wine of Robola is celebrated on this day in the town of Fragata. The celebration is marked on the 18th of August every summer. There is free robola wine, food and dancing till the early hours.

 
 
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