The estate’ s wines gathered a total of 10 Medals at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in 2019. Ovilos White 2018 was the only Greek wine among 50 wines with the highest score.
The aesthetics of nature and the landscape of the winery would absolutely amaze you. Is it golden hour yet?
The built-in-the-hills of Mount Pangeon winery is the guardian of a great legacy. Ancient Greeks cultivated a variety of wine called “Biblinos Oenos” so justifiably, the area was known at the time as “Biblia Chora”.
On the barren slopes of Mt Pangeon, at Kokkinohori near Kavala, the enologists Vasilis Tsaktsarlis and Vangelis Gerovasileiou have joined forces and combined their experience in wine production to set up a model vineyard covering 150 hectares.
The long viticultural tradition of the area has its roots in ancient times. Theoktitus and Michael Psellos referred to the region as Biblia Chora, hence the name of the estate.
The contours of Mt Pangeon, the cool breezes from the Strymonic Gulf and the flinty soil of the region all provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of vine.
The grape varieties which have been planted are the Greek Asyrtiko and Agiorgitiko and the foreign Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillion, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They are all grown in compliance with the established standards for organic viticulture.
Work on construction of the winery began in June 2001.
The winery and vineyards of the estate lie at an altitude of 350m above sea level and at a distance of only 110 Km from the city of Thessaloniki. Setting off from the beautiful Thessaloniki we head north towards Kavala. On reaching Strimonas River and just over the bridge, we turn left taking the old national road. Ktima Biblia Chora is located a short fifteen kilometres away, on the outskirts of Kokkinohori at the foot of Mount Pangeon.
For the production of the multi-awarded Ovilos White, one of the top 10 wine varieties worldwide, two legendary wines are blended to perfection: Assyrtiko and Semillon, the former being a wonderful and emblematic wine from Santorini and the distinctive Cycladic soil, the latter being a varietal from Bordeaux. The wine ages in carefully carved barells made of French oak and brings out a splendidly bright yellow color. Apricot and honey, tropical fruits and citrus are joined with vanilla and the outcome is purely mesmerizing.
These days, Ktima Biblia Chora produces a few wines, some of them are: Ktima Biblia Chora White, Ktima Biblia Chora Rosé, Ktima Biblia Chora Red, Ovilos White, Ovilos Red, Areti White and Areti Red.