From the Studio of Roger Fox


Tom Amygdalitsis (who runs the Skopelos Center for Sustainable Development) and I want to establish an annual festival of the grape in Glossa. In ancient times the island of Skopelos was famous for its wine which is known to have been exported as far away as Archangel. So we created Stafilofest from stafilos – the Greek for grape and fest which is self-explanatory.

In 2014 we organised grape treading and the making of Moustalevria which is a grape jelly made from the fresh must and clarified with wood ashes.

In 2015 we added a wine-making competition and Tom organised a personal appearance from Dionysos.