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Katogi Averoff

The winery is located in the township Metsovo in the wine region of the same name in the region Epirus in Greece, It was founded in 1959 by Evangelos Averoff-Tosistas (1910-1990). Since Averoff served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Greece from 1956 to 1963 and as Minister of Defense from 1974 to 1981, he was able to spend little time with the winery. The winery was therefore a non-profit organization for many years. In 2001 there was a merger with the winery Strofilia; but the two remained independent. This collaboration ended amicably in 2017.

The vineyards in Metsovo are located in a brown bear habitat and cover 15 hectares of vineyards on the slopes of Mount Pindus at 950 to 1050 meters above sea level. You are one of the highest Greece. There are other areas in Nemea and Naoussa, Among other things, there are the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Cabernet Franc. Pinot Noir. Syrah. Vlachiko. Xinomavro. Negoska and Tannat, as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay. Traminer. Roditis and Assyrtiko cultured. The variety was developed by Evangelos Averoff Cabernet Sauvignon introduced and with the indigenous Agiorgitiko blended. The red wine was the first in Greece Cuvée with an international and a Greek grape variety. Hewute is blended from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and matures for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

It will also Tresterbrand and vinegar generated. Other activities include the “Averoff Art Gallery” (museum with works by the most important Greek artists of the 19th and 20th centuries) and the “Katogi Averoff Hotel”, which opened in 2008. The business is run today by the grandson Alexandros Ioanneu.

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