The relation between wine and ancient Greece is widely known. More specifically, the relation between wine and Delphi is especially old and written down in many inscriptions found in the archaeological site of Delphi. It is also recorded in literal sources, historical facts, legends and myths.
Such an example is the inscription found on Stadium of Delphi, which serves as a reminder to the spectators, that removal from the building of the wine which was preserved for sacrifices, was prohibited. The inscription proved to be prophetic as far as wine production of the region goes. Nowadays, the modern “Argyriou Winery” continues the tradition of high quality local wine. Winemakers' love and respect for the natural environment is a suited combination for an excellent wine production.
Hence, on the foot of the mount Parnassus, the fertile grounds and the unique climate conditions present the perfect conditions for wine thriving. Moreover, the abundance of water is the main reason for a lush ecosystem with a high diversity in flora and fauna to be created . This is the exact region of National Park of Parnassus where a large numbers of animals and plants are hosted. The geographic location of the area, the geological composition of the subsoil and the climatic macro and micro environment confirm Homer’s statement about vegetation that “The flora was so dense that neither the sun nor the rain could penetrate it”.