THE KEFALONIAN ROBOLA PRODUCERS CO-OPERATIVE
The famous Robolla wine is native to Kefalonia and recent archaeological excavations have shown that grape cultivation was known in Greece as far back as Neolithic times. Today, with an annual production of 500 tonnes, Robola is exported throughout the world
Sineterismos Robolas Kefalonias - SI.RO.KE The winery is situated near the Monastery of Saint Gerassimos in the Omala valley 400 metres above sea level on the foothills of Mount Ainos. The winery is open to the public all year round from 08.00 to 15.00 and from June to September from 19.00-20.00. Robolla Co-Operative Winery Tel ++30 26710 86301, 26710 29400 Fax ++30 26710 86481 Website www.robola.gr
Divino was established in 1986 in the village of Pessada when a 17th century family winery was restored by Gerassimos Hartoularis. This was the first winery to produce sweet White Muscat of Kefalonia. The grapes are sun-dried in the restored stone linos where traditionally grapes were trodden - the winery is open to the public during the summer from 10.00 - 20.00 daily.
Divino Winery Pessada, 28100, Kefalonia Tel ++30 26710 69190 Fax ++30 26710 69190
The Vitoratos family has 100 years of tradition in making high quality Moschato and Mavrodaphne wines. The winery in Mantzavinata was established in 1993 with organically farmed vineyards locally and Robola grapes from the Omala area - the winery is open to the public daily in the summer from 10.00 - 14.00 and 18.00 - 20.00.
Vitoratos Winery, Mantzavinata, Palikis, 28200, Lixouri, Kefalonia Tel ++30 26710 94244 Fax ++30 26710 92558 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The winery in Kechriona has been making wines from the local varieties such as Mavrodaphne, Moschatella, Vostilidi and Muscat - the winery is open to the public daily in the summer from 19.00 - 21.00
Sclavos Winery, Kechriona, Palikis, 28200 Kefalonia. Tel ++30 26710 91930 Fax: ++30 26710 93169
GENTILINI WINERY & VINEYARDS
The winery and vineyards which are near the village of Minies are open for tours every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 17.30 until sunset from 1st June to 15th September or by appointment. New for 2005 is the Gentilini Shop which opens in July and August for tasting and direct sales. Opening times 10.00 to 14.30 and 17.30 to 20.30 Monday to Saturday.
Gentilini Wine Estate P O Box 137 Minies 28100, Kefalonia Athens Tel ++30 210 6740948 Winery Tel ++30 26710 41618 Website :www.gentilini.gr
The vine thrives on poor limestone and gravely soils and grows best at mid to high titletiitudes. Flowering begins at the end of March and peak ripeness is reached from mid-August to mid-September