The sun, from the early hours of the morning, and the sea breeze create a special microclimate for the cultivation of the vine. During the summer months, there is heat in the vineyards until midday, but the sea breeze blowing from the Aegean Sea cools them down in the afternoon hours. The large diurnal temperature range, which often exceeds 14°C, favors the production of wines with fresh aromas and high acidity.
Due to the proximity to the sea and the constant breeze, temperatures even in the summer do not reach very high levels, while the Asterousia Mountains protect the area by blocking the warm air masses (livas) coming from Africa.
The soils are mainly limestone and barren which make our plants try harder. The roots are forced to penetrate deep in order to find water. Another element of the terroir is the river Apollo that crosses the vineyards around Venerato and it is flowing through it year-round.
The human factor also plays a key role. Due to the mountainous topography, all tasks in the vineyard, including harvesting, are done manually.