Vangelis Gerovassiliou is a giant in the Greek wine industry. More than anyone else he represents the modern revival of Greece’s wines. A student of and close collaborator with the great Emile Peynaud at the University of Bordeaux, Gerovassiliou went on to work as the oenologist at the ambitious Porto Carras winery project in Greece. While at Porto Carras he experimented with a number of grape varieties and found that the near-extinct Malagouzia grape made superb white wine. With patience and dedication he propagated vines from a single small sample. Today, wineries all over Greece obtain Malagouzia plant material from Gerovassiliou Estate and Malagouzia is one of Greece’s powerhouse wines. The Ktima Gerovassiliou Malagaouzia is a perennial award winner receiving top 50 rankings by publications such as Wine Spectator. All of Gerovassiliou’s wines are distinctively delicious and full of character that speaks of their place of origin. The Gerovassiliou red blend Avaton is one of Greece’s great wines and the estate white and red wines are incredible entry level wines to drink every day.
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The patio at the winetasting room, Ktima Gerovassiliou. In the background is the bay of Thessaloniki and mountain ranges near Mount Olympus. Lunch on the patio with Vangelis and Argyris Gerovassiliou, Thrass Giantsidis and friends Wine tasting with Thrass The vineyards and sculptures at Gerovassiliou Estate near the village of Epanomi