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Gaia

The Greek winery was founded by the agronomist Leon Karatsolas and the in Greece founded by famous winemaker Yiannis Paraskevopoulos. The name (Mother "Earth") was given to the Greek Fertility Goddess and ancestress of all generations of gods. The philosophy is to rely exclusively on Greek varieties and to fully exploit their potential. Before they set up their own winery, it was analyzed which regions and indigenous grape varieties have the most potential. They decided on the island Santorini (Assyrthiko) and Nemea (Agiorgitiko) on the Peloponnese, In 1994, the same OPAP white wine was produced on Santorin under the label Thalassitis in collaboration with a winery.

In the Nemea sub-area Koutsi then a private winery was built in 1997 and started on seven hectares of vineyards to produce wine there. Meanwhile, grapes are also purchased from contract growers. There, the eponymous OPAP red wine (from Agiorgitiko) is produced under the label Gaia Estate. Red and white table wines are produced under the label Notios. A very light table wine-rose with the name 14-18h is pressed from Agiorgitiko, the name results from the short maceration time. Furthermore, one will Retsina marketed under the name Ritinitis Nobilis. Every year around 30,000 crates of wine (360,000 bottles) are produced.

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