We maintain tradition, and allow the land to make our wine special.
Our wines are produced from grapes cultivated in four vineyards of about 28 hectares in total, in the mountains of Achaia. Its exceptional local climate, diverse terrain, degrees of exposure and altitude make the region a prime area for vine cultivation and the production of exquisite wines.
The Achaian mountain slopes, notably the Estate’s carefully selected vineyards, are ideal for the cultivation of a plethora of local and international varieties, making our vineyards some of the most prominent in Greece. This unique terroir produces high-quality wines that have earned awards one after the other, as well as accolades from prominent wine critics.
Mavrodafni, Mavro Kalavritino, Malagousia, Assyrtiko, Lagorthi, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and many other varieties are cultivated on the Estate’s 4 vineyards. Our location, together with our expertise and the passion we pour into our work are the secret to our ever-growing success!
Mega Spileo Vineyard
This vineyard is part of the Great Vineyard of Kalavryta, located on a ‘balcony’ overlooking the Vouraikos Gorge. The region forms a part of the UNESCO Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark. It covers 10 hectares of sloped terrain with an altitude between 780 m and 880 m.
Its shape is amphitheatrical, north-east to north-west. The ground is sandy loam with clay, as well as gravel in certain places. It has adequate arable depth and drains well. Plant density is 410 plants per hectare, while each hectare produces about 4 tons of fruit.
The local micro-climate, with temperatures ideal for viticulture even in summer, helps the wines produced here stand out. Local temperatures are usually 10 degrees below those at sea level, creating conditions which facilitate plant flowering.
Thanks to year-round inundation by both rain and snow, vines are well watered, allowing the fruit to ripen without undue water stress. Gentle breezes from the sea and the gorge lower humidity in the area, providing natural protection from disease for the plants.
The vines themselves are kept trimmed in bilateral and single cordons.
Varieties cultivated at the Mega Spileo vineyard are: Mavrodaphne, Mavro Kalavritino, Vertzami, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Assyrtiko, Lagorthi.
This vineyard is located at Agios Nikolaos, in Pera Kampos at Trapeza, Diakopto. It has been planted on a plateau overlooking the Corinthian Gulf, and is a passage for visitors to the Palaeomonastero of Agios Nikolaos. A provincial road connects the vineyard with the mountain village of Trapeza.
The vineyard itself spreads over 13 hectares of sand and clay, with varying depths and good humidity retention. The striking red colour of the ground is due to iron oxides in the soil. The terrain is an amphitheatrical plateau with minor height variations located at an altitude of about 830 m.
Plant density is between 330 and 390 plants per hectare, while each hectare produces about 6 tons of fruit. The local micro-climate is mild and quite dry, especially from April onwards. The vineyard's location is directly exposed to winds from all directions.
Its close proximity to the sea provides benefits both in temperature and in humidity. The mild local temperatures are one of the benefits of the local micro-climate, and help the grapes grown here ripen earlier. The vines themselves are kept trimmed in single cordons.
Varieties cultivated at the Trapeza vineyard are: Moschato, Malagousia, Assyrtiko, Sideritis, Mavrodaphne, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Syrah.
This vineyard is located at Apidies of Lofos, a small mountain village near Diakopto in Achaia Prefecture. It is accessible via both the Pounta – Kalavryta provincial road and the Triklia station on the Cog Railway.
The vineyard has been planted on a slope with views of the Trapeza plateau and the Corinthian Gulf. It covers 2 hectares of sand and clay with good depth and drainage. The terrain is a northward slope at an altitude of between 800-850 m. Plant density is 370 plants per hectare, while each hectare produces about 6 tons of fruit.
Exposure and altitude form a mild local micro-climate. Year-round rains allow the grapes to ripen properly. Lofos at Diakopto experiences stable temperatures, which contribute to the local micro-climate and help middle ripening for the varieties grown here. The vines themselves are kept trimmed in bilateral cordons.
Varieties cultivated at the Vrosthena vineyard are: Malagousia, Assyrtiko and Sauvignon Blanc.
This vineyard is located at Louzes, Kaminakia, in Aegio Municipality. It is near the village of the same name, planted on a southward-facing dry thermal slope. It covers 3 hectares of sand and clay, punctuated by areas where the clay is more pronounced. The ground has adequate depth and retains humidity well.
The terrain is sloped, exposed to the north and at an altitude between 550 and 650 m. Plant density is 350 plants per hectare, while each hectare produces about 6 tons of fruit. Throughout most of the year the vineyard experiences a mild climate, which becomes markedly dry thermal in the summer. The local micro-climate contributes to the full and early ripening of the varieties grown here.
The vines themselves are kept trimmed in bilateral cordons.
Varieties cultivated at the Verino vineyard are: Syrah, Mavrodaphne, Agiorgitiko.