Monday, November 11, 2013

Wine tourism in Greece - discover the best wines near Thessaloniki and Halkidiki areas


At Domaine Gerovassiliou the vineyard is cultivated with great care and enthusiasm that leads V. Gerovassiliou to constantly research and experiment with Greek and foreign varieties, both well and less known ones. New technological advances blend well with tradition throughout vine growing and vinification processes.The aim is to produce high quality wines from grapes cultivated exclusively in the privately-owned vineyard; wines that carry all distinct characteristics of the specific microclimate (terroir) of Epanomi.

The creation of the Wine Museum itself in combination with the various activities organized -visits, wine tastings, educational programs, seminars, publications- contribute to the diffusion of wine-growing culture.
























Our wines

Deep knowledge and use of up-to-date technology combined with more traditional and conventional wine-making methods lead to the production of high-quality wines with distinct micro-climate (terroir) characteristics. All Domaine Gerovassiliou wines are produced from grapes cultivated in the privately-owned vineyard. Every year the Gerovassiliou wines gain significant international distinctions for their high and consistent quality. 30% of the Domaine's production is exported to other European countries, the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Australia and Singapore. 






Distinctions

Vangelis Gerovassiliou and his partners’ efforts and the high and consistent quality of Gerovassiliou wines are recognized with distinctions at both European and global level. Domaine Gerovassiliou is included in the 100 best wineries for the third year, Vangelis Gerovassiliou is among the 6 best wine-producers worldwide and the Gerovassiliou wines are every year awarded with the most significant international distinctions. 



Domaine Gerovassiliou is open to all wine lovers and anyone wishing to get to know the world of wine and viticulture. Visits comprise a short walk around the vineyard, a tour in the wine-production, bottling and ageing areas, and the Wine Museum. Visitors can taste the Domaine's wines in the special wine-tasting rooms, while enjoying a spectacular view to the Domaine's vineyard.

Activities

The various activities that are realized in the Domaine and the Wine Museum are encompassed in the same perception of wine and its significance as a cultural process: tours and tastings, educational programs, special events for children, meetings and lectures on wine and art, theatre, music and dance performances.

Domaine Gerovassiliou sponsors and realizes publications, regarding vine and wine. It sponsored the four-language publication of a book written by the oenologist Stavroula Kourakou-Dragona, "Krater Mestos Euphrosynes" (A crater full of joy), and the new book of the professor Theocharis Pazaras "Excavations in the region of Epanomi, Thessaloniki: The Cemetery in Limori and the Basilica in Bgiadoudi". Two more books add to the publication activities of the Domaine "The blooming vine" (Minutes of a scientific conference that was held at Domaine Gerovassiliou) and "Oinos efrainei kardian" (The wine pleases the heart) by Vassilis Gougousis.

One of the last Domaine publication is a fairytale. The wish to enrich the experience of school visits was fulfilled thanks to the sensitivity and willingness to contribute of the musician and writer Dimitris Baslam. This is how "Agisilagos' Must Cookies" were "baked". Dimitris Baslam describes in an imaginative way the wine's journey from the vineyard to the bottle through the narration of the adventures of a hare and his friends. The story becomes alive with the help of the beautiful illustrations of Victor Moschopoulos.

Most recently, for the Open Doors 2012, the estate felt the need to honour and spread the cuisine of Epanomi.Thus, it realized a small edition, "By word of mouth", with local recipes combined ideally with the estate's wines, but also with secrets of the ways of cooking and the old habits of Epanomi. 

How to reach us

Domaine Gerovassiliou is located in Epanomi, 25km to the southeast of Thessaloniki and 15km from the International Airport "Makedonia"


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