Domaine Gerovassiliou is the brainchild of Vangelis Gerovassiliou. In 1981, he started reviving the family vineyard that spreads over 2,5 hectares at Papamola region in Epanomi, approximately 25km to the south-east of the city of Thessaloniki. In this unique ecosystem he planted mainly Greek, but also foreign grape varieties. The first vinification took place in 1986 at the modern winery that was built by the vineyard. All Domaine wines are produced from grapes cultivated in the private vineyard, now stretching over 56 hectares.
At Domaine Gerovassiliou the vineyard is cultivated with great care and enthusiasm that leads the winemaker to constantly research and experiment with Greek and foreign varieties, both well and less known ones. New technological advances blend well with tradition throughout the vine growing and vinification processes.The aim is to produce high quality wines from grapes cultivated exclusively in the privately-owned vineyard; wines that carry all distinct characteristics of the specific microclimate (terroir) of Epanomi.
Domaine Gerovassiliou is a single private vineyard stretching over 56 hectares. The climate in the region of Epanomi is Mediterranean with mild winters and temperate summers, cooled by sea breezes. The vineyard is surrounded by sea on its three sides at a distance of three kilometers, while its west side faces Thermaikos Gulf and Mount Olympus, extending over the beaches of Pieria. The soil is mainly sandy with a few clayey substrates and calcareous rocks. It is rich in sea fossils, since the surrounding hilly area was formed by sea deposits.