“If it were possible to give an entire country an award, our Rising Star would in all likelihood be named as Greece. The country’s winemaking has made enormous strides, and it is now producing truly world-class wines.”
Sarah Jane-Evans MW
Deja Vu Wine Co. is excited to introduce you to a core group of winemakers steering Greek wines towards an innovative future and global recognition.
Brisbane Monday 15th May
11am – 4pm
Venue: Snack Man
East St Fortitude Valley
Melbourne Tuesday 16th May
11am – 4pm
Venue: Tea Rooms @ The European
Spring St, Melbourne
Sydney Thursday 18th May
10am – 4pm
Venue: Establishment Level One
252 George St, Sydney
George & Dimitrii Douloufakis
Located in the centre of Crete, the Douloufakis winery is now looked after by third generation Nikos Douloufakis who has put this estate on the world map. Nikos is almost entirely responsible for the premium representation of Vidiano, a landmark variety for the winery as well as a source of inspiration and creativity.
Nikos’ sons – George & Dimitrii have grown up surrounded by vines and have gained valuable experience working alongside their grandfather and father in the vineyards. They are actively involved in all the operations of the family winery. Dimitrii is currently nearing the end of his oenology studies in Athens.
Leon & Sofia Karatsalos
As Greek wines have emerged onto the world stage in the past decades, few businesses have been as integral or as influential as Gaia.
Launched in 1994 by agronomist Leon Karatsalos and Oenologist Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, Gaia produce some of the country’s most sought after wines, holding vineyards in both Santorini and Nemea.
“Evangelos Gerovassiliou, credited with making Malagousia famous, is regarded as one of the best winemakers in Greece and arguably one of the finest in Europe. Many oenologists consider him to be the best and few can deny the ‘Gerovassiliou Midas touch’.
His son Argiris might be even better than Evangelos.”
Konstantinos Lazarakis MW
“Apostolos Thymiopoulous, the charismatic master of Xinomavro
and Decanter Rising Star 2022.”
Sarah Jane Evans MW
“‘Christos Zafeirakis is one of the dynamic growers and producers supplying great energy to modern Greek wine culture. He has practically resurrected the limniona grape from oblivion.”
The New York Times