Hatzimichalis winery: in the beautiful Atlanti valley
Theophrastus, a philosopher of the 4th c. BC and student of Aristotle talks about the special prerequisites for successful viticulture, whereby the winemaker must combine soil, climate and ecosystem. In Ancient Greek, this is primarily known as chora, which is also the equivalent of what the French mean when they say terroir. Domaine Hatzimichalis winery stands in one of these blessed choras, in the unique and beautiful Valley of Atalanti, Greece, where the cool breeze from Mount Parnassus and the Eubean gulf’s sea aura commingle all year around, whether it be summer or winter, and form an ideal ecosystem for vines and wines.
Experience Greek autochthonous grape varities
A family business, Domaine Hatzimichalis winery was founded by Dimitris Hatzimichalis who is now also its Managing Director. Starting off at the ripe age of 19 by making his first wine in his house yard, Dimitris bought his first 9 hectares in the Valley of Atalanti in 1973. Today, the grape varieties of chardonnay, merlot, syrah, malagousia, and asyrtiko are cultivated in this distinctive chora that lend to the authentic collection of red, white and rosé wines.
Following the passion for winemaking
Domaine Hatzimichalis winery continues to improve the creation of the unique wines and support the local cultural and values. Moreover, since the first harvest in 1974, the same care, patience and tenderness that is so unique to Greek women, is employed in the harvesting of the vines. Dimitris believes that this adds the superior motherly nourishment to the vineyards, leading to a passionate and successful wine production.
What started out as a product of his passion and deep love for wines and vine culture, is now an extremely enthusiastic family endeavour to keep the tradition of winemaking and producing the unique and sublime taste of Atalanti