Grape Harvesting

 

Grape picking is the most pleasant collective agricultural activity and takes place at the end of August or beginning of September. All activities associated with grapes are cause for celebration. This work is accompanied with songs and goes on as a feast that lasts throughout the pressing of grapes and ends by the time when barrels are filled with the grape must – the prize of a whole year’s work at the vineyards.

The visitor of “The House of Prince” is welcome to participate in grape picking in order to experience the generosity of the greek land and the bond of the people to their land and its products.

The grapes residue is left to ferment and in October it is transferred to copper stills to be distilled and produce the famous “tsipouro”, a “remedy” for body and soul.