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Grape harvesting

Grapes have been grown and wine has been produced on the island of Crete ever since the Minoan Era. There is no chance of feasting without wine, therefore each family produces its own. After the grapes are harvested , they are placed in a special compartment where they are crushed either by mechanical means or by trampling on them with bare feet. The liquid produced is collected in special barrels or tanks where it “matures” as days go by and result in a tasty, aromatic wine- one of the best in the world.