The PDO Robola wine zone (est.1982), on the Ionian island of Cephalonia, covers a surface area of 180 hectares at altitudes ranging from 175m to 800m. The entire zone is located in the south of the island, on the Omali Plateau (Agios Eleftherios, Valsamata and Fragata, Epanohori, Mihata) and on the western and northwestern slopes of Mt. Enos (1,628m). From the plateau (whose average altitude is 390 m) the zone descends in a northwestern and southwestern direction towards the upland areas of Argostoli (Davgata, Demoutsanata, Dilinata, Troyanata, Faraklata). Going south, the zone descends towards Livathou (Vlahata, Mousata, Peratata), with the main Argostoli-Elios Pronnon traffic axis as its lower border.
The PDO Robola is the only PDO wine named after its grape variety that yields it rather than the area it comes from. In Cephalonia, Robola is the most widely planted variety and flourishes on thin (barren) soil which, at times, is so poor that the Italians’ name for Robola was “Vino di Sasso” (“stone wine”). The slopes of Mount Enos host many self-rooted vines of advanced age.