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winemaking regions - sterea ellada

The region of Attica in Sterea Ellada is one of the oldest winemaking areas of Greece. It is here that Dionysus, the God of Wine, introduced the culture of wine to the Greeks.


A number of inspired winemakers have shown that the region exhibits all of the necessary qualities for the production of world class wines.

Boutari - Matsa Estate
The Matsa Estate, a historic 12 hectare vineyard, was first planted in Kantza near Athens at the end of the 19th century. Today, the estate is run by the passionate and dedicated viticulturist, Roxanne Matsa, in association with the Boutari Company. With the close support of the Boutari team since 1980, this unique estate has gradually been restored while cultivating both indigenous and international grape varieties ideally adapted to the local soil and ecosystem to produce world-class wines.

Greek Wine Cellars

Domaine Evharis
On the slopes of Mount Gerania, near the town of Megara, we find the Domaine Evharis, named after the owners Eva Boehme and Harris Antoniou. The soil, rich in calcium and trace elements, the close proximity to the sea and the mild climate throughout the year create an ideal ecosystem for the cultivation of their vineyards which surround a state-of-the-art winery.

Katogi-Strofilia S.A.
Strofilia, the sister winery of Katogi in Epirus, is located in Anavyssos, on the way from Athens to Sounion. Strofilia and Katogi, founded under the same guiding principles, merged to form the progressive thinking company Katogi-Strofilia SA operated by Sotiris Ioannou. Strofilia is also known for creating the first wine bar in Greece, helping popularize Greek Estate wines.

Semeli Wines
In the foothills of Mount Penteli we find the vineyards and modern winery of George and Anne Kokotos. The vineyards, located at an altitude of 450 meters, benefit from the cold winters and cool summer nights which provide ideal conditions for the ripening of grapes, including many native and international varieties.



Region Of Sterea Ellada

Region Of Sterea Ellada

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US Importers
Boutari - Matsa Estate
Paterno Wines International
900 Armour Drive
Lake Bluff IL 60044
Tel: 847 6045781
Fax: 847 6045828

Domaine Evharis
Stellar Imports
166-23 17TH Road Whitestone,
New York NY11357
Tel: 718 3521180

Trireme Imports
13242 Fremington Rd
Huntersville NC 28078
Tel/Fax: 704 8751973

Semeli Wines
VOS Selections
555 8th Avenue, Suite 1209
New York, NY 10018
Contact: Victor Schwartz
Tel: 212-967-6948

Katogi-Strofilia SA
Hellas Imports
147 Brook Street
Suite 4
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: 617 926 9292

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