The vineyard is located in the area of Pachimari, in Pirgos Trifilias, Messinia, at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. The first grapevines, Cabernet Sauvignon, were planted in 1982. This variety had already been growing in the area with success, but not to its full potential, according to Dimitris. After studying the dynamics of the estate’s soil, he decided to grow three more international varieties: Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah, known for producing high quality wines.

Later on, always backed by his team, he proceeded onto the second phase: growing excellent Greek grape varieties. The fine Malagouzia, the fiery Asirtiko and the plush Agiorgitiko varieties were added to the arsenal of the winemaker. Today, the vineyard is 15 hectares and is cultivated exclusively in accordance with the principles of organic farming.

Every year, after pruning in March, Dimitris, Sotiris and their workers spend hours in the vineyard watching the vines’ growth closely: the birth of new vine shoots, the growing of the first leaves, the blooming of the first inflorescences – one of the most beautiful stages in a grapevine’s life – the production of the first grape.

They spend endless hours shoot thinning, leaf pulling, tipping and topping, watching the grape clusters: those green, small, hard, sour grapes that become full of juice and sweetness while they ripen.