|Winery building on the waterfront in Hoskoy.|
|This small machine is loaded and unloaded by hand. It will fill and cork about 1000 bottles of wine each hour.|
|Taking wine out of the filling machine and loading the bottles into crates.|
Bottles are stored upright for 24 hours to give corks time to expand, then
the bottles are labelled.
|Us in front of the 1001W!|
|Our host and tour guide, A. Cem Centintas, the owner of Melen Winery.|
This winery has been in his family for three generations.
His 91 year old father is retired.
|Wine in chrome tanks, fermenting or awaiting bottling.|
|500 year old amphora. Amphora were used to transport olive oil and wine by sea.|
|They were usually sealed with wood (pine) and bees' wax. |
According to one website I visited the winery was acquired from departing Greeks in 1923 by Great Grandfather Cetintas. I like the story here about the Cetintas family and the debt they owe to the St. Ioannis Monastry.