During the past 20 years, at an altitude of 300m we founded the winery and homestead out of love for nature. With a lot of personal work, the homestead has become our permanent dwelling. Surrounded by organically cultivated vineyards and forests and orchards, as well as a variety of animals from local species, the homestead has become a miniature Eden.
The homestead was built by the Peteinis family, whose goal was being autonomous using environmentally friendly means for survival.
The vineyards were cultivated by the proprietor with great love and devotion, expressing his love for wine, which is man’s oldest drink from years gone by.
The family’s first contact with the market was through supplying local homes and shops, and gradually branching out to the rest of Greece and then Europe.
In the following years a winery was built, with the same care and emphasis placed on detail. The winery is equipped with the latest of technology, including the latest bottling equipment.
The winery is certified and inspected by the authorities and organizations promoting organic cultivation, from the day of its founding.
In 1991 Nick Petinis planted his first vineyard, on a mountain less than 10 kilometers from the Greek northern border.
The farm is about 30 hectares and is totally surrounded by forest. The homestead is found on the pathway of Vardari (the well known North wind of Thessaloniki) and due to its position and the influence of the North wind on the vineyards, has the advantage of being in a dry area, which is beneficial to the vineyards. The climate is very dry, with big differences in temperatures from night to day, from summer to winter. There is no pollution of soil, air or water in the area.
All of the above mentioned contribute to the production of a wine that is totally environmentally friendly and healthy for human consumption. Under the supervision of specialists in wine making, the species of French and Greek grapes such as Ugni Blanc, Merlot, Malagouzia, Syrah, Xinomavro and Sauvignon Blanc, are used to produce the different wines.
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