Ktima Gerovassiliou is the brainchild of Vangelis Gerovassiliou. In 1981, he started reviving the family vineyard extending over 2.5 hectares in the Papamola region of Epanomi, approximately 25 km southeast of Thessaloniki. In this unique ecosystem he planted mainly Greek, but also foreign grape varieties. The first vinification took place in 1986 at the modern winery that was built by the vineyard. 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 climate in the region of Epanomi is Mediterranean with mild winters and hot summers, tempered by sea breezes.
The Epanomi region has been continuously inhabited for nearly 6,000 years. Wine-making is attested here for around 1,500 years. In Byzantine times, Era Epanomi was referred to as being a well-known vine-growing region. However, a settlement named “Panomi” was first recorded
in a census carried out in 1302.
Epanomi is an area of major ecological importance. A uniquely beautiful wetlands
of 550 hectares is located in the Fanari area, which hosts rare species of flora and fauna and serves as a haven of migratory and other birds. The Epanomi wetlands has been included in the European Union’s program “Natura 2000”.
Winemaker: Evangelos Gerovassiliou