Estate Chatzigeorgiou was founded in 1952 by Vasileios Chatzigeorgiou, a pioneer and visionary farmer. He conducted a private land redistribution and formed an estate of 18.5 acres in Karyani, in the county of Kavala, situated in northeastern Greece. He realized the potential of the region for viticulture and created one of the first systematic vineyards with Greek and French varieties.
The management of the estate was passed on to his son Nikolaos Chatzigeorgiou, who implemented an extensive restructuring of the vineyard through modern cultivating methods and in accordance to high environmental standards. He had realized the inconsiderate use of chemicals and fertilizers had grave consequences on both humans and the environment. Subsequently, he joined a project of total management which later became an accredited organic farming scheme.
At the same time, he experimented with wine-making, producing local wine which was extremely popular in the wider region. In 2006, Vasilis Chatzigeorgiou and his wife, Rae, set off to create a modern and Mediterranean-styled winery that would also be open to visit.
Their sole aim is to continue the long family tradition in the production of quality wine. The vineyards of the estate are located in Karyani. To the north, Mount Pageo stands as a prominent landmark which offers its name to local wine. To the south, the Strymon gulf encompasses the locality with the blue of the Aegean Sea. Hilly landscape with meridional orientation, shed in sunlight and exposed to the beneficiary sea breeze in the summer months enrich the soils with regular calcium content and light to good drainage.
These conditions predestine the production of excellent material for wine-making. The wine-making takes place in a state-of-the-art winery and with up-to-date equipment, certified with ISO 22000. Stainless steel tanks with controlled cooling and heating systems guarantee the ideal conditions at every stage of wine-making. The underground cellar has an automated temperature system for the optimum maturation, aging and preservation of the wines.
Please see HERE the Chatzigeorgiou Estate website.