Hatzidakis experiments on Santorini
Haridimos Hatzidakis started his own winery in 1996, having trained in Athens and worked as Boutari’s chief winemaker at their wineries on Crete and Santorini in the early 1990s. He is currently the only winemaker living full time on Santorini, working the vineyards and making the wines and he is one of the few young men on the island who knows how to prune the vines into the typical Santorni kouloura (baskets that protect the vines from the winds). In less windy areas, the vines are trained as gobelet or bush vines but these too have to be very close to the ground. Hatzidakis owns just one hectare of vines and...
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