Gaia, Santorini, Aegean Islands
Yannis Paraskevopoulos and Leon Karatsalos established Gaia winery in 1994 with the goal of offering wine enthusiasts worldwide the very best of Greek wine. They invested in wineries in Santorini and Nemea, some of the most important vineyard regions in Greece. The winery in Santorini lies near the beach in a beautiful industrial building from the eighteenth century, where cherry tomatoes were once turned to tomato puree. The building has been repurposed to make delicious wine, a true testament to both tradition and modern technology. The winery in Nemea sits in the heart of the vineyard in Koutsi, at approximately 550 metres above sea level, on top of a mountain, with a beautiful view over the great plains of Nemea and the valley of the Asopos river. Not content with producing top Greek wines, Yannis is also a partner in the Santorini Brewing Company, the only brewery on the island, and makes a fantastic aged vinegar from Santorini wine.