Greek local food products, direct from exporting companies


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The manufacturing and packaging activity of ARCHANES RURAL COOPERATIVE regarding the basic agricultural products of the region is very important. The cooperative has a modern wine factory, two olive presses and a table grape-wrapping center.
In its very modern installations, equipped with vinification technology’s best and under the supervision of experienced scientific personnel it standardizes 600.000 bottles of wine in categories V.Q.P.R.D red, Cretan local red and white wine.
The names and types of wines are:

•    ARCHANES Wine Red - Dry ( V.Q.P.R.D.)
•    ARMANTI Wine White Table Medium Sweet
•    ARMANTI Wine Red Table Medium Sweet
•    ARMANTI Cretan Local Wine - White Dry
•    ARMANTI Cretan Local Wine - Red Dry
•    ARMANTI Cretan Local Wine - Knot Dry
•    CAVA ARMANTI Wine White Dry Table
25% of total production is exported to the markets of Germany, Holland, France and the remaining goes for domestic consumption.
The cooperative also has a wrapping centre of fresh grapes. It packs and exports specifically in Western Europe (on behalf of the associates) high quality grapes of the ‘’Soultana’’ and ‘’Thompson’’ varieties. Annual production in the Archanes region is about 3500 tons. The cooperative packs and exports 2000 tons of high quality Soultana and Thompson varieties. The wrapping centre is equipped with modern installations. An advanced refrigeration grape system exists and its capacity is 300 tons. Grapes from three different categories are packed and exported: Soultani (13-15 mm), Soultana (16-17 mm) and Thompson (18-22 mm). They are packed in 5 kg cartons in pallets. Every pallet contains 115 cartons of 5 kg. The grapes are certified and are exported in Western Europe, including England, Germany, Holland and the Scandinavian countries.
The cooperative also has two centrifugal units in its new oil factory that began its operation for the first time in 2004/2005. In the near future it will obtain a contract packaging plant for olive oil and will trade roughly 910 olive oil tons.
The cooperative has participated in many international wine competitions and has achieved:
•    The 1st reward with the “ARCHANES” wine in VII SALON EUROPEEN DE LA VIGNE ET DU VIN (PARIS 30/10/1984)
•    The 1st reward with the “CAVA ARMANTI” of 1983 wine in VIII SALON EUROPEEN DE LA VIGNE ET DU VIN (STRASBOURG 9/11/1985)
•    The 1st reward with the “CAVA ARMANTI” wine in VIIII SALON EUROPEEN DE LA VIGNE ET DU VIN (ATHENS 9/11/1986)

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  • Name of Enterprise: ARCHARNES UNION
  • Address: Archanes,
  • City: Heraklion
  • Postal Code: 701 00
  • Region: Crete Island
  • Phone: +30 2810753200
  • Fax: +30 2810751474
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