Lemnos Wine

Lemnos, wine
Lemnos Wine

Lemnos, wine

The connection of Hephaestus with Thoantas, the first king of Lemnos, gives the stigma of vineyard and its importance to the island.

Vitiviniculture of Lemnos is known to Homer, who mentions in Iliad that the wine of Lemnos delighted Achaeans during the siege of Troy.

Since then, wine, together with cereals, doesn’t cease being classified among the main products of the island, with satisfying surplus for exports.

Ancient dwellers of Hephaestia had represented exactly the importance of local wine production through minting, sometimes with the head of Dionysus and sometimes with a bunch of grapes

  • Vintage in Lemnos

    Vintage in Lemnos

    Vintage in Lemnos. According to weather conditions, around 15th-20th September, the vintage had taken place mainly by women, while the simultaneous grapes’ pressing had been made mostly by men.
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  • Raki distilleries: raki of Lemnos

    Rakaria - Raki distilleries: raki of Lemnos

    Raki distilleries: raki of Lemnos: After finishing the pumping from pits, they covered the rest of the grapes with a layer of dry seaweeds, so that to secure the necessary humidity, resealed the nozzle with the stone plug and straw-mud, left in that way for about one and a half-two months.
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  • Wine producers of the island

    Wine producers of the island

    Wine producers of the island. Association of Agricultural Cooperatives of Lemnos and other wine producers of the island.
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  • Winemaking techniques wines

    Winemaking techniques

    For wine transportation at home, they decanted it usually in small barrels and they used great pitchers, the so-called sourlades. These were initially imported to the island, but later they began constructing them in potters’ workshop of neighboring Kotsinas.
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  • Varieties of  Lemnos Wines

    Vineyard of Lemnos

    Vineyard of Lemnos. Just like most of luxury wines of Greek Antiquity were known with the name of their production place, wine of Lemnos also did: “The vineyards of Lemnos” sang the chorus of farmers of Attiki in “Peace” by Aristophanes, and Polydefkis, in “Nominal”, is also referred to the “vineyard of Lemnos”.
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