Ktima – “domain”, “estate” “winery”, in a viticultural context.
Since 1981, Vangelis Gerovassiliou has cultivated Ktima Gerovassiliou with great care and enthusiasm, constantly researching and experimenting with Greek and foreign varieties – both well-known and less-so.
Working with his children Argyris, Marianthi and Vassiliki, Vangelis crafts high-quality wines from grapes cultivated in their vineyards which exhibit all the distinctive characteristics of the specific microclimate of Epanomi.
Gerovassiliou seamlessly blends technological advances with tradition throughout the vine growing and vinification processes.
“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
The vineyard is surrounded on three sides by the sea, while its west side faces Thermaic Gulf, 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 soil is mainly sandy with a few clayey substrates and calcareous rocks. It is rich in sea fossils, since the surrounding hilly area was formed by sea deposits.
Greek and foreign varieties have been planted and are cultivated with great care. Malagousia; first vinified by Vangelis Gerovassiliou – is the traditional Greek white variety of the estate, while French white varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier are also cultivated.