Ktima Biblia Chora is the brainchild of two talented winemakers, Vangelis Gerovassiliou and Vassilis Tsaktsarlis. In unison, both men earmarked a promising site for a new vineyard in 1998 and went on to create today’s established Greek wine estate.
It is here, on the slopes of the Pangeon Mountain range in Kokkinochori, Kavala that they shaped Ktima Biblia Chora, a state-of-the-art winery encircled by its own privately owned, organic vineyard which now stretches over 65 ha.
The first vines got planted in a selected vineyard at the foot of Pangeon. They are Assyrtiko, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, all cultivated according to organic farming standards.
The First Wine
For the first time in Greece, a wine was created by marrying the varieties Assyrtiko and Sauvignon Blanc. It remains a trendsetter.
International Acclaim For Ovilos White
The award-winning palmares of Ovilos White started with its distinction as ‘Best Dry White Wine in Europe’ at the international wine competition Mundus Vini.
Inauguration Of The Winery
The Estate got inaugurated following the completion of the works on the winery buildings and its hospitality reception.
The Discovery Of An Unknown Variety
An unidentified variety was discovered at the foot of Mount Pangeon. DNA testing later shows that it is an old native Greek grape that is nonidentical to any other variety. It has since been duly propagated at the Estate.
After years of practicing organic grape farming, all labels of the Estate got certified as organically certified wine.