We took up the challenge and in 2000, decided to plant the vineyard at La Tour Melas. Earth analysis revealed the Soil would be perfect for planting Merlot, and Cabernet Franc vines.
The terroir, the inclination, the fantastic climate and the proximity of the Aegean Sea, with evening breeze to cool the vines create the ideal micro-climate for our vineyard. We have embraced ecological, and biodynamic principles in our agriculture and wine-making.
In 2006 we dug in to the mountain, and constructed an ultra-modern gravity fed winery. We are constantly investing to upgrade our wine-making equipment and methods.
Our latest project “La Tour Melas Lodges” is becoming reality. We will have 14 luxury rooms completed for December 2014. These rooms will mainly serve the wine lovers who want to visit La Tour Melas, or any agro tourism fans who would like to visit our historically cultural rich and beautiful area.
After almost 15 years, the hard work, the expertise of our team of winemakers, and laborers, La Tour Melas has been able to produce one of the best red and rosé wines the Greek terroir has to offer.
We have been accredited with numerous medals, and La Tour Melas has helped rehabilitate the reputation of Greek wine around the world.
Lately we have ventured to highlight the Greek terroir with old indigenous Greek varieties. We have produced wine from 100 year old ungrafted, "franc de pied" Agiorgitiko (pre Philloxera) grapes from Nemea. The resulting wine has been as astonishing as the terroir it is coming from. Furthermore this summer we just launched our Rose wine called “Idylle” made entirely of Agiorgitiko grapes.
Our philosophy is that wine making has no end in quality, and we will endeavor to find all the potential of our terroir in the future.