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Great wine touched by history

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KAKOULIDIS VINEYARDS

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Our Story

Creating high quality wine is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes generations to build the intimate knowledge of tending the vine, nurturing the grape and guiding the wine on its journey from ground to glass. Luckily for us here at Kakoulidis, you could say that great wine runs in our blood.

The family first arrived in Pieria, to the village of Sfendami, more than a century ago at the beginning of the 20th century. Yet before that they had been making their own wine for centuries, maybe even millennia, in modern-day Turkey, where Greeks had been living since the time of Zeus and the 12 Gods.

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When they arrived here at the foot of Mt. Olympus, the home of those gods, they had very little belongings but they brought with them their many years of received wisdom on the art of great winemaking and even some soil from their old homes, so that the memory of those places would follow them to the new. They were given small land-holdings known as ampelakia, and the industrious refugees set about tending their properties, getting to know each corner of their land and the nuances of every bump and shaded corner.

The great art of winemaking and living in harmony with the land, appreciating what it has to offer and never forcing it too much in the name of short-term gains has been passed down through the generations. It is now this knowledge and dedication to the craft of making excellent wine, stretching back through the mists of time and heritage, which sets our wine apart today.

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We are honoured that our wines have also received high praise far beyond our own locale. The highly-respected Decanter awarding committee found our Agiorgitiko wine to be an excellent wine which "bursts with scents of cherries and plums" and has plenty of "tannin that brings well-defined shape". It was awarded a bronze medal in the 2020 World Wine Awards category.

We have also been recognized by our peers in the broader region of northern Greece with our Sfendamos Dry Red wine receiving a silver medal at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition of Thessaloniki.

Winning these awards is not just a welcome surprise but an important signal that our careful approach to wine-making is appreciated and that our product is recognized as being among the best in its categories.

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