Wine tasting

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Kythnos's first professionally-produced wine, labelled Driopis, is available for tasting in Arapis taverna in Merichas. Domain Gonadakis is producing white wine from the Cycladic variety Assyrtico while its red wine is made from a Kythnos grape called Psarosyriko. The grapes thrive on the hillside between Aghios Konstantinos on the ridge of the island and the beach resort Kanala. The domain head Kostas Gonidakis is building a stainless fermenting and processing plant beside the vines and 170 metres above the Aegean Sea. But for the moment the harvested grapes are sent to the Pelopponese for processing and bottling at the Domain Stavropoulos before coming back in bottles to be sold on the island. The white wine has proved popular with our walkers while the more recent red is starting to find favour.