Vineyard

Ktima Gerovassiliou is a single private vineyard stretching over 74 hectares. The climate in the region of Epanomi is Mediterranean with mild winters and hot summers, tempered by sea breezes.

The vineyard is surrounded on three sides by the sea, which is three kilometres distant, while its west side faces Thermaic Gulf and Mount Olympus, and the beaches of Pieria.

The soil is mainly sandy with a few clayey substrates and calcareous rocks. It is rich in sea fossils, since the surrounding hilly area was formed by sea deposits.

Impressive findings from field surveys conducted by German scientists report that the vineyard is inhabited by 28 different bird species.

The vineyard is cultivated according to the standards of an Integrated Management System that aims to produce wine grapes following a certified cultivation procedure according to AGRO 2.1-2.2, meeting all relevant quality and safety requirements and respecting the environment, the vineyard's employees and the consumers. The primary concern is the meticulous care of the vineyard, and therefore all rural tasks - including harvest- are done by hand.

Greek and foreign varieties have been planted and are cultivated with great care: Malagousia -first vinified by Vangelis Gerovassiliou- and Assyrtiko -originally from the island of Santorini- are the Greek white varieties of the estate, while Limnio -an ancient Greek variety mentioned by Aristophanes in the 5th century BC- Mavroudi and Mavrotragano are the Greek red varieties. Furthermore, French white varieties -Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier- and reds -Syrah and Merlot- are also cultivated. In parallel, Ktima Gerovassiliou is continuously experimenting and studying the cultivation of both Greek and foreign varieties.