One of the pioneers of the modern Greek wine revolution Gaia Estate was established in 1994 by Greek winemakers Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos. Operating two different wineries they make cutting edge wines in both Nemea and Santorini. Gaia's main aim is to present the potential of the indigenous Greek grape varieties to wine enthusiasts worldwide.
The Agiorgitiko grapes come from a vineyard in the Asprokambos area of the Nemea PDO. The climate is Mediterranean, with mild, fairly wet winters and long, hot and relatively dry summers. The 15 to 30 year old vines are grown at altitudes ranging from 800 to 1,040 metres above sea level. The vines are trained according to the double Cordon Royat method, with short pruning to two buds. The soil consists of compact lime pebble conglomerates and marls with layers of loose sediments. The grapes were carefully selected grapes and hand-picked at optimum maturity.