Samos, Greece

In early July I visited Samos with a Turkish group.  We visited the village of Vourlaki.  In the 1920's when the Greeks were thrown out of Turkey, a group stayed together and came to Samos and built Vourlaki.  The village is beautiful.  We stopped to look at the vineyards.  The vines are low Goblet style because of the wind.  An old Greek lady I met told me that her grandfather told her that the French came and took cuttings from their vines because they had a problem in France.  Working it back this could have happened in the 1850's.  Lovely thing about vineyards... everybody has a story.