These remarkable vineyards sit at 550-650 metres altitude in an area called Prosilia Rapsani, part of the magical Tempi valley on the north-east slopes of Mount Olympus.
Thanos Dougos, an agriculturalist, and his chemist/oenologist wife Louiza tend their family vines with immense care. The stony soil is full of organic materials and a microclimate ideal for cultivating vines offer them great opportunities.
Cultivation is dry and organic with a yield of no more than 5 to 8 tonnes per hectare. They have both Greek (xinomavro, krassato, stavroto, limniona, roditis, assyrtiko and batiki) and international varieties. They also have a single hectare containing an 'exhibition' of 29 varieties of vines.
The architecture of the house is beautiful, traditional and in perfect harmony with the breathtaking views it commands of Olympus, Kissavos and the river Pinios. The winery, however, is thoroughly modern and there is an underground cellar for maturing the reds in barrel.