At the mesoclimate of Domokos, in Vardali region are located our
vineyards, below the mountain of Kassidiaris and beside the ancient
castle Proernas, which Stravon (Greek, geographer, philosopher and
historian) lists as one of Achilles kingdom [θ 434].
At around 1920, begins the relationship between the Ganis family and wine, when Kostas Ganis plants the first small-sized goblet-trained vineyard with local varieties.
From that time and until 1940, he manages to make his wine known in all
the surrounding regions. Later on, in 1967,Konstantinos takes over, and
plantsa small vineyard 1-hectare at an altitude of 160m, with local
varieties. In early 2004, Vaios, representing the fourth generation of
the family, following his own research and in collaboration with
agronomists –viticulturists , extirpates the old vineyard and replacesit
with a new cordon-trained one, planting it with foreign and Greek noble
varieties. At the same time, he proceeds with new plantings covering an
area of 2.3 hectares, at a 160m altitude, using new cultivating
methods, and achieving the optimum adaptationof the varieties to the
mesoclimate of the region.
All these interventions were made based on strict technical and scientific criteria, after having acquired full knowledge of the terroir, the "vine-country" in its Greek translation, and of the estates, in order to arrive at the best possible wine production.
The Ganis vineyards are under organic management and are certified by DIO.
The vineyards are located at an altitude of 160m to 200m. They are divided according to the altitude and soil composition, which is primarily classed clay loam and calcium-rich. The mesoclimate of the region is characterized by significant rainfall both during winter and spring. The summertime ismarked by high temperatures over extended periods and intense drought. During particularly dry summer, there is the option of controlled watering.
Since 2006 the viticultural practices have been organically managed (and certified by DIO), thus showing respect both for the environment and the consumer. The density of plantingis 330 to 400 vinestocks per 0.1 hectare and the return is 2.0 to 3.0 kg. per vinestock.
The vineyards are planted with Greek and foreign varieties. The vine plot with the white varieties covers approximately 2.75 hectares at an altitude of 160m and the second plot with red varieties is at 200m, covering 0.8 hectares.
The winery is fully equipped with stainless steel fermentation vats, ranging between 10HL and 100HL, with a temperature control and an overall capacity of 60 tons of grapes.
It includes the necessary mechanical equipment, such as a pneumatic press and cooling-heating tanks for white and red vinification.
The ventilated, air-conditioned storeroomon ground level holds ageing (French and American oak) and maturation barrels, with a capacity of 225l.
also the bottling and storage area for ageing wines, as well as the final
Our wines: All our wines are produced exclusively from grapes of our own organic vineyard in order to keep stable quality.