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Biblia Chora

The winery "Estate Biblia Chora" is located in the small village Kokkinochori directly on the Aegean Sea, near the commercial town Kavala at the foothills of the massif Pangeon in Macedonia (Northern Greece). It is named after the traditional name for the region between the ancient Amfipolis and Kavala, in the center of which lies. Already in antiquity the famous "Biblinos Oinos" (Biblinos wine) was produced from the grape variety of the same name. The company was founded after many years of preparation in 2001 by the Greeks Evangelos Gerovassiliou and Vassilis Tsaktsarlis. Gerovassiliou studied Agricultural Sciences and Bordeaux in Thessaloniki oenology, He then worked as a winemaker at Domaine Carras and the family owned estate. Tsaktsarlis studied chemistry in Thessaloniki and then oenology and vineyard studies in Bordeaux. He then worked as an oenologist in the wineries Domaine Carras. Boutari and Domaine Costa Lazaridi. The winery is built in the style of a château in Bordeaux.

The vineyards cover 25 hectares of own vineyard, 10 more hectares are planted gradually. It becomes consistent Organic viticulture operated, which was also certified. Another ten hectares of grapes are purchased from contract growers. The autochthonous varieties Assyrtiko and Agiorgitiko, as well as the international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Syrah are cultivated. The average yield is 50 hectoliters per hectare. The red wines and some white wines are being developed in new French oak barrels. The premium wines include "Ovilos" (white wine from Sémillon and Assyrtiko, red wine from Cabernet Sauvignon), "Areti" (white wine from Assyrtiko, red wine from Agiorgitiko), and 16 months in barriques matured red wine "Ktima Biblia Chora Merlot".

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