At the heart of Laconia, one can find the vineyard and winery of George Theodorakakos, a family business which has strongly connected its history to the Laconian wine since the beginning of the 20th century. Focusing on local varieties such as Kydonitsa and Mavroudi, the wines are made in our private owned vineyards conforming to certified organic methods and are identified as Laconian Regional Wines.
2010 is a year of development for the business with several wine labels, awards, several distributors and quality partnerships, while the expansion work of the state-of-the-art winery is being completed. As more and more people are getting interested in wine culture, the Estate Theodorakakos opens the doors of its premises to the public and invites you to host in it any event but also a private celebration. At the same time, the Estate inaugurates the WINE | ART | COMMUNICATION program, aspiring to move the public through the wine and art mating.
“It’s been proved through the past centuries that wine is a good companion uniting people, multiplying joy, offering unforgettable moments and softening the pain under hard circumstances. In the Estate Theodorakakos we feel -more than ever- the need to share this feeling with you”.
At the heart of Laconia’s lands, at the 17th kilometer on the national road from Sparta to Gytheio, direction Monemvassia and Mani, one can find the vineyard and winery of George Theodorakakos’ family.
From this area, according to tradition, nobles from Constantinople were being supplied with wine, via neighbouring Mystras. The fi rst vines were planted at the beginning of 20th Century, from grandfather Nicolas. Today, with over 300,000 sq. meters of private owned vineyard, George Theodorakakos continues to cultivate rare local wine varieties in a traditional fashion. Kydonitsa and Mavroudi are found only in Laconia.
The wine variety collection is completed with local Monemvasia and Thrapsa and the widely known Assyrtiko, Roditis and Agiorgitiko. The relatively low output of the vineyard, which does not exceed 800kgs per 1000 sq. meters, contributes towards the high quality of the grapes. In 1996, the vineyard was inducted in the program for biological farming and is approved by the Organization of Control and Certification of Biological Products (DIO).
The production of healthy products, without pesticide remains and chemical fertilizers, is an application of a life-long philosophy in the Theodorakakos Family and constitutes a social duty towards our society. The winery was setup in 1988 at the heart of the vineyard, outfitted with technologically advanced equipment to support production of high quality wines, under the supervision of Enologist who is George’ son, Nicolaos. All wines produced in the winery come from the grapes of the private owner vineyard, they are products of biological farming and are characterized as Laconia Regional Wines, portraying their geographical origins.
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