Vineyards

VineyardsThe vineyards are located in Santorini and most of them are on the outskirts of the village of Pyrgos Kallistis at a height of 150-300 metres and facing towards the north to north-east. The production of wine, an organic product, is part of the Hatzidakis family's duties as the use of fertilizer components of unnatural origins and pesticides contain serious substances that pass from the soil into the plants, then to their fruits and finally to humans with damaging consequences for their bodies. For this reason since 1997 and still today, organic cultivation is applied to every linear vineyard that is planted. The same applies for older vineyards, both owned and rented, and their cultivation is switched to organic.

We use the following in order to ensure correct plant development in organic cultivation:

A. Natural raw materials, in other words manure of animal or plant origin.

Manure of animal origin:

The richest in nitrogen is that of birds.

Manure of plant origin:

At the Hatzidakis Winery we save the pomace and pips that remain after the grapes have been processed for two years in large dips in the earth and we then use it as manure which is rich in organic substances.

B. Mechanical treatment of the soil, picking - ploughing

C. Sulfur Powder

For protection mostly against - mildew (an illness of the vine, entomological).