The Mountrichas family has been growing grapes since 1830, and today Apostolos and his wife Lenga make the wines and run Avantis Estate. The 20 hectare property is located on the island of Evia, just off the east coast of Greece. A combination of red and white traditional and international varieties are planted, producing both blended and single varietal wines. The vineyards are at an altitude of 250-500 metres, on plateaus, semi-mountainous slopes or even steep mountain sides. The climate is Mediterranean - cold winters, hot summers and long, dry autumns. During the autumn and winter months cold air masses blow down from Mount Dirfi, carrying dew which supplies the vineyards with important moisture. The estate has a great reputation in Greece as one of the country's most progressive wineries, but their wines were not available in the UK until 2018.