Alexakis –a family-owned-and-run winery– is the largest winery on the island of Crete. The company is managed by enologist-chemical engineer Stelios Alexakis (founder of the business in the 70’s), Sofia, his wife, and their sons, Lazaros and Apostolos. Both Lazaros and Apostolos are enologists, with degrees from the Universities of Florence, Italy and Fresno, California respectively and are responsible for production, marketing, and the winery’s current evolution.
Blending family traditions, know-how and experience with their very own innovative ideas, they plan and implement exciting products and projects, using every drop of their rich and valuable heritage.Today, Alexakis enjoys the privilege to harvest and secure grapes of remarkable terroir and top quality. Its end products are award-winning bottles, acknowledged and celebrated not just in Crete and around Greece, but also on the world stage.
Avantis Estate is a boutique winery awarded with lots of medals in international competitions. It is run by capable people serving true values. Quality, production of ancient as well as modern varieties of grapes research about the potency of terroir - these are their goals.
Avantis is the ancient name of Euboea originated by the name of its inhabitants. Avantes was the first prehistoric greek tribe that settles in Euboea, mainly around two towns - Chalkis and Eretria - in the eras between 2100 - 1900 B.C. According to a myth they were named after nymph Ava. They were warriors and had participated in the Trojan War under the command of Helephinor, their leader.
Domaine Biblia Chora is situated on the slopes of mount Pangeon at Kokkinochori, Kavala. In 1998, Vassilis Tsaktsarlis and Vangelis Gerovassiliou created a vineyard of biological cultivation which today extends to over 350 acres. Within this stretch of land is the modern winery in which the wines of the Domaine are produced.
The philosophy of the winemaking focuses on the production of high quality wine that is bind by the ecosystem of mount Pangeon and expresses the uniqueness of the natural surroundings. To achieve this goal, the cultivation and vinification take place under special catering, using not only the knowledge and experience but also by merging tradition with technology.
Gavalas Winery, one of the oldes "canavas" of the island, lies in the traditional village of Megalochori.
The Gavalas Winery is a pilot wine unit operating in the PDO Santorini zone.
Now spans a 18 acre vineyard planted with Santorini PDO native varieties Assyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani and several rare local Katsano, Gaidouria, Mavrotragano, Voudomato.
The winery is equipped with modern machinery and a capacity of 150 tons.
The tradition and experience from one generation to the next always emphasize in high quality wines. We hope you too can become one of the friends of Gavalas wines.
Ktima Gerovassiliou is the brainchild of Vangelis Gerovassiliou. In 1981, he started reviving the family vineyard that spreads over 2,5 hectares at Papamola region in Epanomi, approximately 25km to the south-east of the city of Thessaloniki. In this unique ecosystem he planted mainly Greek, but also foreign grape varieties. The first vinification took place in 1986 at the modern winery that was built by the vineyard. All Ktima wines are produced from grapes cultivated in the private vineyard, now stretching over 56 hectares.
At Ktima Gerovassiliou the vineyard is cultivated with great care and enthusiasm that leads V. Gerovassiliou to constantly research and experiment with Greek and foreign varieties, both well and less known ones. New technological advances blend well with tradition throughout vine growing and vinification processes.
The aim is to produce high quality wines from grapes cultivated exclusively in the privately-owned vineyard; wines that carry all distinct characteristics of the specific microclimate (terroir) of Epanomi.
The Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives of Samos (EOSS) was founded in 1934 with a membership of 26 local cooperatives representing all the grape growers on the island.
In a unique way for Greece, the Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives of Samos supports the income of grape growers on the island and through wine, it manages to promote Samos throughout the world. All of its efforts start with the grapes provided by the grape-growers and end with them as well.
The EOSS’s goal is to identify its name with products and services of high and consistent quality
In the late 1950s, Evangelos Averoff planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Greece, on the steep slopes of Mount Pindus. In his home cellar at Metsovo, he bottled the first vintage what would become famous as the Katogi Averoff wines.
"Vines of France on the mountains of Greece…," proudly read the label he lovingly designed for that first wine. Yet, it turned out to be more than a hobby. Averoff’s vision to replant and transform the abandoned slopes of the Pindus into vineyards as well as revive the indigenous vinicultural tradition that flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries formed part of a far-reaching effort to boost economic and cultural development in the region.
Indeed, with the help of experts from Greece and France, Averoff developed one of Greece’s most celebrated and highest-altitude vineyards. He also built a small winery on the eastern outskirts of Metsovo. Becoming famous throughout Greece and garnering international awards, Katogi’s red wine became the cornerstone in Averoff’s quest to revive indigenous Greek grape varieties and develop successful blends with foreign varieties. The estate’s vision was also reflected in being one of the earliest to embrace authentic vine-growing and winemaking methods in Greece – an operation model that would become prevalent 30 years later, demonstrating the huge potential of the Greek vineyard.