Α few km outside Thessaloniki on the hillsides of Epanomi, thrives a privately owned and well taken care of vineyard of 72 ha with distinguished varieties.
The soil of these hillsides derives from alluviums of surrounding aquatic area, while the mild winter and cool summer created an ideal ecosystem for the vineyards cultivation. Therefore this area was given the name kalamaria (namely good side).
Among Limnio, Mavroudi, Mavrotragano, Xinomavro, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Malagousia and Assyrtiko that grow patiently within the sand-argillaceous soil, dominates a contemporary family run winery.
The magnificent linear vineyard and stony chateau with underground cellars, compose the picture of Ktima Gerovasiliou, which forms the hidden pride of viniculture presence in the area.
From the determination of the harvest season, the grapes process in the stemmer-cruser, the attentive pressure in the pneumatic press, the temperature controlled fermentation until the aging in oak barrels and bottling, Evangelos Gerovasiliou, an Agronomist and Enologist by profession guarantees the quality of the wines.
All wines white and red produced in the Ktima belong to the Regional wines of Epanomi; it is not fortuitous that these wines have been awarded many international prizes and distinctions, due to their high quality and consistence through the years.
The wines of Ktima Gerovassiliou come from the privately owned vineyard which extends to 720 acres of land. Visitors are welcomed either in the kiosk of the yard or in the reception hall at the entrance of the winery. After a short briefing the visitors are directed to the wine-making area with the tanks, where they are given information about how wine is made. From the winery they go up the tower in order to see the view of the viniculture on the slopes of Epanomi. Inside the winery they can see the wine-making equipment and visit the display of traditional wine making objects in the museum. The guided visit ends at the cellar and the wine tasting room for trying out the wines of the Property with accompanying local delicacies. Finally, before their departure visitors can purchase bottles and items relevant to wine.
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 -16:00
Wednesday: 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Closed on Tuesdays
01/01, 06/01, 25/03, Shrove Monday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 01/05, 11/05 (Day of Saint Argyrios, the patron saint of Epanomy), 30/07-19/08 (summer holidays), 15/08, 28/10, 25 and 26/12.