Mylonas is a small, family-run winery in Keratea, Greece. Since 2000, the wine business is run by the third generation, that is three brothers; Antonis, Tasos and Stamatis. Together they took over the winery from their father and modernised the way they were producing and marketing wine. Yet, they did so by keeping the focus on regional varieties and family tradition.
Mylonas vineyards extend over 12 hectares of land, from 80m to 200m above the sea level. The vines are quite old averaging 45/50 year of age! The soils they grow on are mainly limestone and schist with some gravel sites too.
Here, they grow many grape varieties, mainly indigenous to Greece: Assyrtiko, Aidani, Agiorgitiko, Malagousia, Mandilaria, Merlot & Savatiano. Having said that, Mylonas is really focusing its production on Savatiano and using it to produce many different styles of wine, from natural wine to oak fermented to sweet wine.
To find out more about Mylonas wines and philosophy you can read on about the winery visit here!
J. & M. Dizerens
Family run winery in Lavaux, Switzerland
J. & M. Dizerens is a family run winery in Lutry in the Lavaux region of Switzerland. They have been producing wine here for five generations.
Despite the challenges that the Lavaux terraces represent for vignerons, they work their land and vineyards with love and passion.
They work with local, native grapes as well as international varieties. Chasselas , Diolinoir, Plant-Robert are some of the indigenous grape varieties J. & M. Dizerens vinify with.Link to here...
Region of terraced vineyards in Switzerland
In the South of Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva, is Lavaux region. It’s a beautiful area composed of 830 hectares of terraced vineyards. And since 2007 it has entered the (long) list of UNESCO world heritage sites.Link to here...