The wine and the history of Kefalonia
Son of Semelis and Zeus the beautiful god Bacchus or Dionysus, was worshipped and serveded by the mortals with love and passion. Starting from the distant east and the region of Biblical Eden, which apparently was prwtoparoysiasteied by viticulture, he became a true Greek god, son of Heat (Zeus), and his breeding took over the nymphs yades ie the rain.
So in the imagination of the ancients, the vineyard acquired a mythological expression, as long as it required a mild climate (heat-water).
From Olympus he withdrew after teaching the other gods the beneficial amount of wine, while excited and Ypetasse in the worship of the whole of the people.
The Bacchus wandered from place to place planted vines and taught people the cultivation of vine. He organized celebrations frenzy, joy and Agaliasi.
This is the climate that Ariadne brought to Athens after the murder of Minotaur and was transplanted by the Athenian hero Theseus in the Attica land.
In the following years, persecuted from Athens, Kefalos, son of Hermes and Ersi. After wandering, he settled in the Athenian land that was a colony of his homeland in the middle of the sea, which Katadynasteyan tileboes pirates.
So, when he set foot on land, he stabbed the vine that he had brought with him to remind him of his place.
The Athenian Earth was made with the years Thinaia Earth and ended up in today’s Thinia, while the island was named and called Kefalonia.
Since the original Vine spread and conquered the whole island, the grapes in colors white, yellow, red, black, gave now the excellent wines Moschato, Bostilidi, Thiniatiko, Tsaoysi and above all the Divine wine Robola which the vine requires FTeni Earth, dew and a lot of sun to fruitful. The fruits of the delicate aroma, while the expensive as gold color and the fruity taste of the fair, made her to have conquered the name Nectar of Immortals. Inheritance to the descendants of Kefalos by Almighty Dionysus.
Three generations after the installation of Kefalos is born the grandson of Laertes, father of the resourceful King of Ithaca Odysseus, who reigns in Ithaca, but leads the Cephalonian people.
At the time, wine is an expensive and worthy gift, capable of creating new alliances, solving differences and forging new bonds.
The heroes of the Homeric Chrwnwn drink the wine produced in Kefalonia, while Odysseus with the “Marwneion wine” manages to mislead the Polyphemus, in order to carry out his unequal struggle.
So, Robola survived and improved. It is strictly protected by special legislation as “wine of appellations of origin of superior quality”.
The zone of Robola consisting of seven communities in the Notiokentriko mountainous part of the island, is the ideal terrain with the ideal climatic conditions.
In the Vittorian decade the presence of the Robola cooperative has given a significant boost to the increase of the cultivation and quality of Robola.