A solar-powered winery on Sikinos
A remote winery on the island of Sikinos in Greece has a spectacular view and more. It has solar panels on the roof and battery storage, along with the expected large stainless steel wine vats. Across the world, it’s happening more, away from the grid, it’s economical to be self-sufficient.
The winery is 2.5 kilometres away from the main village, perched high over its terraced vineyard with views of steep island peaks. There’s a tiny church on one peak and, out of view in a valley below, there’s an ancient Roman temple that became a church. The wine-dark seas of Odysseus are spread in front of you, with islands dotting the broad sweeping horizon. You can walk the old footpaths of Sikinos, and most of the ancient agricultural terraces are crumbling, but at the winery, the terraces are in repair, and the vines thrive on the moisture from the morning mists.