The vines of Paros lie on the sandy ground of the island. The wine growers prune the vines very low, in order to protect them from the strong northeastern winds. This singular pruning method is called “aplotaria”. In the low part of the island, they cultivate Mandilaria, which is the prevalent red variety of the Aegean sea, while on the highlands they cultivate the white Monemvasia. The two varieties are co-vinificated in a ratio of 1: 2, in order to give a red wine which is distributed as P.D.O. Paros Red, while the vinification of Monemvasia products the white P.D.O. Paros.