Surface: 7 ha
Altitude: 500 – 550 m.
Locations: Saint Constantine, Crossroad, Touba
Varieties: Malagousia, Assyrtiko, Chardonnay, Xinomavro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
Experimental vineyard: Vidiano, Nebbiolo, Barbera
In Askos, as in entire Macedonia, viticultural tradition goes well back in time. Attacked by phylloxera in the 1920's however, the vineyards were totally damaged, to be re-established in the 1930's, when cosmopolitan and indigenous varieties were grafted on American rootstock. Since then, a vineyard of 50 he is maintained at the area.
The broader region of Askos is characterized by clay soil that favours viticulture. The location of the Arvanitidis Winery linear vineyard was carefully selected for its soil composition, well balanced in sand and clay, ideal for restrained plant growth.
The climate is continental, characterized by a significant difference in temperature between day and night during summer. The vineyard has a southwestern exposure to the sun, ideal for the sunlight and temperature conditions in Greece. During summer, the region receives an upcoming breeze from Lake Koronia that favours the ripeness of grapes. The presence of this breeze also hinders the appearance of wine diseases and helps maintain the grapes in good health.
Malagousia, Assyrtiko, Xinomavro, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah are the varieties currently cultivated, while Vidiano, Nebbiolo and Barbera are cultivated experimentally.
Planting is dense, with 3.000 - 4.000 vines per ha, while the rootstock used is 1103Ρ.
All interventions to the vineyard, especially those aiming to plant protection, are compatible with the maintenance of the biological balance of the plants below and above ground, and aim to the protection of the consumer.