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The vedema

October
22

Preparations take place early in August. Grapes are transported to the kanava (winery) and depending on their color (white or black) are thrown in a different winepress. Next they are pressed and stored in barrels.
The harvest starts in late August-early September. Pressing grapes is not an easy job. Whoever entered had to withstand must fumes and not get dizzy! Pressing started at night. They washed their feet thoroughly and they were lightly dressed. They tied a scarf to their heads and had a basil hanging from their ear for smelling it.
After being left under the sun for ten days the sun-dried grapes are thrown in the press. Vinsanto is made from them. There is a great celebration the day the pressing ends.
On the celebration day of Aghios (St) Averkios, on the 22th of October, barrels are opened and wines are tasted. Barrels are blessed with a basil branch sanctified from the priest. They test the new wine while chanting. Festivities with songs and dances follow.

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Wineries you can visit
ART SPACE WINERY-ANTONIS ARGYROS
EXO GONIA
+30 22860 32774
www.artspace-santorini.com
info@artspace-santorini.com

BOUTARI WINERY SANTORINI
MEGALOHORI
+30 22860 81011
www.boutari-santorini.gr
santorini.winery@boutari.gr
info@boutari-santorini.gr

CANAVA ROUSSOS
EPISKOPI GONIA
+30 22860 31349
www.canavaroussos.gr
info@canavaroussos.gr

DOMAIN SIGALAS
BAXEDES-OIA
+30 22860 71644
www.sigalas-wine.com
info@sigalas-wine.com

ESTATE ARGYROS
EPISKOPI GONIA
+30 22860 31489
www.estate-argyros.com
info@estate-argyros.com

GAIA WINES
EXO GONIA
+30 22860 34186
+30 210 8055642-3
www.gaia-wines.gr
gaiawine@otenet.gr

GAVALAS WINES
MEGALOHORI
+30 22860 82552
www.gavalaswines.gr
info@gavalaswines.gr

HATZIDAKIS WINERY
PYRGOS
+30 22860 32466
www.hatzidakiswines.gr
hatzidakiswinery@yahoo.com

KARAMOLEGOS ARTEMIS WINERY
EXO GONIA
Τel.: +30 22860 33395
www.san-toriniwinery.com
san_torini@yahoo.gr

KASTELI WINES
VOTHONAS
Tel.: +30 22860 32047
karamova@otenet.gr

KOUTSOGIANNOPOULOS WINERY/VOLCAN WINES
VOTHONAS
+30 22860 31322
www.volcanwines.gr
info@volcanwines.gr

SANTOWINES
PYRGOS
+30 22860 22596
+30 22860 22233
www.santowines.gr
info@santowines.gr

More Info

The word "vedema" is Italian and stands for the harvest and the harvesting season on the island.

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