The cultivation of the vine in Messinia was already widespread in Homeric times, while in the later years the black raisin from Korinthos was one of the main agricultural products of the area and driving force of the economy.
The desire to consume raisins, this precious summer gift of nature all year round, leads for centuries in its natural drying under the hot Messinian sun after a meticulous sorting process packaged with modern machinery.
Apart from the delicious taste, raisin that is consumed itself or in cakes, is a rich source of trace elements, mineral salts and vitamins.
Today raisin is still part of the production of many farmers in Messinia. Approximately 45,000 acres are cultivated and 10,000 tones are produced annually. The raisin is processed into modern units of Kalamata packaged and exported to many foreign countries.