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Gaia

The Greek winery was founded by the agronomist Leon Karatsolas and the in Greece famous wine maker Yiannis Paraskevopoulos founded. The name (mother "earth") was given after the Greek fertility goddess and ancestral mother of all god generations. The philosophy is to rely exclusively on Greek varieties and to fully utilize their potential. Before they set up their own winery, it was analyzed which regions and local grape varieties have the most potential. They chose the island Santorini (Assyrthiko) and Nemea (Agiorgitiko) on the Peloponnese, In 1994 the OPAP white wine of the same name was produced on Santorini under the label Thalassitis in collaboration with a winery.

A separate winery was then built in the Nemea sub-area of Koutsi in 1997 and wine was also produced there on seven hectares of vineyards. Meanwhile, grapes are also purchased from contract winemakers. There the OPAP red wine of the same name (from Agiorgitiko) is produced under the label Gaia Estate. Red and white table wines are produced under the Notios label. A very light table wine rosé with the name 14-18h is made from Agiorgitiko, the name results from the short maceration time. Furthermore, a Retsina marketed under the name Ritinitis Nobilis. Around 30,000 boxes of wine (360,000 bottles) are produced annually.

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