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Mylopotamos

The winery is located in the municipality Karyes on the mountain Athos in the Greek winegrowing region Macedonia, It is run by monks of the monastery Megisti Lavra. The Byzantine monk Athanassios Athonitis (925 / 930-1000) chose the site for the construction of one of the first outposts of the monastery, which was completed in 973. Even then, the cultivation of wine and olives took place here. A revival took place in the early 1990s with the planting of new vines. The vineyards cover just over four hectares of vineyards, which are planted with the white varieties Roditis and Muscat d'Alexandrie, and the red varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Limnio and Muscat d'Hamburg. They are for the most part farmed organically certified. The organic wines are called Topikos Oinos (Landweine) Agioritikos produced by the Holy Mountain (Ágion Óros). In addition, in a conventional way, an Oinomeli rosé and the sweet wine Nama bottled. Every year about 80,000 bottles of wine are produced, which are also increasingly exported. There are also distillates like Tsipouro (Pomace brandy) produced.

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