The peculiarities of viticulture
- Vine cultivation in Greece presents key features that favor the use of sustainable production systems.
- The structure of family farms of relatively small clergy, as well as the farms’ terrain due to its mountainous or semi-mountainous nature, do not impose the use of intensive crops.
- Therefore, the main factors that highlight the use of sustainable production in the wine farms in Greece are associated with the mountainous – semi-mountainous environment, the family character of wine farms and the local indigenous resistant varieties.
- All this combined with the large rural population of Greece, its long tradition and specialization in the sector, make the use of sustainable production not only imperative but also an ideal means of increasing both the quality in production and the family income of the largest professional sector in Greece, the farmers.
- The internal environment includes the main factors of production, soil, labour and capital, while the external environment includes the general political, economic, social environment in which the wine producer manager should operate and implement their productive action plans.
Vineyards of Northern Greece
- Climatic and soil conditions in Greece favor sustainable cultivation. The existence of a warm and dry climate as well as a more favorable water regime and the breezes of the mountains and valleys, which cool the stumps? πρέμνα and contribute to their smooth normal functioning.
The excellent experience of our farmers who have the means, training and knowledge combined with the long history of our country and its tradition in local varieties of grapes. Other conditions favoring the application of sustainable vine production are the limited extent of vineyards and wineries, their family character and the great specialization of the wine producers, especially in the region of Drama and Kavala vineyards.