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Aegean Islands - Gaia Wines
Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskeuopoulos

Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskeuopoulos

Gaia was founded in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos with a commitment to producing quality wine from the unique indigenous grapes of their native Greece. Both owners have degrees in agronomy from the University of Thessaloniki and Paraskevopoulos also received a Ph.D in Oenology from the University of Bordeaux II.

Gaia Estate
Agiorgitiko by Gaia
Notios White
Ritinitis Nobilis

Thalassitis Oak Fermented
Agiorgitiko 14-18H
Notios Red

The first wine they produced in 1994 was the AOC Santorini wine, Thalassitisthat has become one of their signature wines. Their first vintage yielded less than 10,000 bottles, but as its popularity has grown the production of Thalassitis, made from the noble Assyrtiko grape, now exceeds 100,000 bottles a year.

Vineyards in Santorini

Vineyards in Santorini

The White Notios " the Southerner" was first launched in 1995, and was immediately accepted by the wine-loving public, due to the excellent value it represented.

In 1996 GAIA WINES acquired a private vineyard in Koutsi region of Nemea, along with a perfectly equipped winery of a total capacity of 3.000hl.

From this new winery immerged four very distinct wines, all from the same indigenous grape variety, the " Agiorgitiko".

Gaia Winery

Gaia Winery

Starting from two "vin de pays", the rose "Agiorgitiko 14-18h", and the red "NOTIOS", an easygoing young wine in which the fruit and the softness of Agiorgitiko are beautifully expressed. Followed by the "Agiorgitiko by GAIA", a typical A.O.C. Nemea that can be cellared for 3-5 years and finally the "GAIA ESTATE". Undoubtedly GAIA's flagship. A powerful red, single vineyard wine that will fully develop it's potential after 8 to 10 years of meticulous cellaring. A remarkable product from a remarkable company.



22, Themistokleous
15122 Maroussi,
Athens - Greece
Tel: 210 8055642 / 8055643
Fax: 210 8055542
Wineries in Nemea and Santorini

US Importer
Athenee Importers
P.O.Box 2039
Hempstead NY 11551
Tel: 516 5054800

Other Wineries in Aegean Islands
Boutari - Fantaxometocho Estate
Creta Olympias Winery
Douloufakis Winery
Sigalas Wines

Other Winemaking Regions

Sterea Ellada
Ionian Islands



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