The vineyard covers an area of 4 acres and is developed on 8 terraces, which helps to drain the soil and prevent rot on the vines’ roots. It is located at 150m altitude from sea level, was planted in 1987 with 5.200 vines in linear shape, with the following white varieties: Assyrtiko and Aidani from Santorini, Athiri from Rhodes, and the red variety Liatiko from Crete. The aim was to produce a unique dessert wine with the same method used 2,500 ago.
Harvesting is done selectively from mid-August and then the grapes are sun-dried for approximately 15 days, prior to the vinification process.
The characteristics of the estates’ wine are formed by the unusual microclimate of Karystos. The strong August winds defοliate the vines and the grapes are exposed to the sun, which results in the grapes maturing on the vine, giving a special color and special aromas to the wine.
The vineyard is a model one and was monitored by the Vine Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture for over a 10-year period.