Most of the vineyards of Cephalonia are on the western part of this Ionian island, on the Paliki peninsula (Agia Thekla, Damoulianata, Katogi, Kouvalata, Koundogourata, Monopolata, Skineas, Soullaroi, Havdata, Havriata). The second largest area of cultivation is in Elios, Pronni (Arginia, Pastra, Poros, Skala). Smaller areas of vineyards are in Argostoli (Angonas), Livathou (Svoronata, Spartia) and Sami (Katapodata, Mesovounia). The PDO Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia (est.1971) is the only PDO or PGI wine from the district of Cephalonia in which the grapes of the neighboring island of Ithaki (Ithaca) also participate.
The clones of the Mavrodaphne variety cultivated in Cephalonia are not the same as those of Achaia (which produce the PDO Mavrodaphne of Patras). The production of wines from wineries outside the PDO Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia zone is permitted provided they are on the island.
Mavrodaphne (min 51%), Corinthian Black
- Sweet red fortified