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Grape Vines and Wine

Vines are one of the plants that every garden should have.

What can you do with a vine plant?

Wine from grapes.
Grape molasses from grapes.
The famous stuffed vine leaves (ntolmadakia) from vine leaves.

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Homemade wine – Greek wine 2020

Today I transferred the homemade wine – wine 2020 from the stainless steel container where the must (after alcoholic fermentation) became wine, to the stainless steel storage and sealing container. Two pegs were valuable helpers. Making homemade wine almost every year. This year I had a small production of grapes. Most of the grapes had

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Grafting Vines to Change Variety

In the cottage my father had put a lot of wine grapes that he had brought from the Cyclades, Greek islands. Wine grapes produce grapes that are essentially suitable for the production of wine. In the small vineyard, among the vines, he had also put in some table grape varieties that produce delicious, sweet and

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How to Make Must from Grapes

August is the season when the grape picking begins in most areas of Greece. In many areas, it extends into September or even October depending on the variety. This is the time to enjoy the fruits of the vine. It is the time when the efforts of the year will be justified. The vine that

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tears of a pruned grape vine

Grape vine pruning

January and February are the months when the pruning of grape vines is usually done. Pruning the vines is intended to do two things: In mature vines, the two pruning operations coexist. In young vines, the pruning for forming the shape takes precedence. It is proven that a vine bears fruit when it is pruned

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grafting a grapes vineyard

Grafting grape vines

Why graft a grapes vineyard? Why are we grafting a grapes vineyard? We graft a grapes vine to change its variety. We take advantage of the fact that the rootstock (old vine) has an established and healthy root system. Personally, I searched for this information on grapes vine grafting because I wanted to get rid

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Pierce's disease in grapevines

Pierce’s disease in grapevines

Not only grape vines are infested by Pierce’s disease, but also several other species including olive trees (Olea europaea), almond trees (Prunus amygdalus), oleander (Nerium oleander), citrus trees, peach trees, apricot trees, alfalfa, oak trees (Quercus spp.), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), myrtle (Myrtus communis) and ramnus (Ramnus alaternus). Symptoms of Pierce’s disease on grape vines The

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