Giannis Was one of the Youngest Winemaker to put Moschofilero into Limelight
Among the rolling hills and slopes of the ancient Mount Parmon, based a family-owned winery, Ktima Tselepos in the southeastern tip of the Mantinos plateau in Arcadia. The family also has two sister wineries associated with the main estate but in different locations. The winery has drastically increased its winery production over the years – accounted for 450,000 annually.
Thirty Years of Ktima Tselepos Winery
Contributing a unique winery to the Greek wine industry, Giannis and Amalia established the first Tselepos Estate in 1989. In 1994, Ktima Tselepos was built with a vision to produce top-quality wines from the Moschofilero variety. Later the couple bought a property in Koutsi Nemea in 2003 and established another Tselepos Estate, Dryopi, with Agiorgitiko grapes in the foreground. The family decided to buy another winery in 2013 and named it Gold Canvas Tselepos with Assyrtiko grapes in the spotlight. Today, the first and second generations work together and handle the winery operations.
Every Vineyard Parcel is Dedicated to One Grape Variety
The Tselepos family owns 450 acres of vineyard plots and 200 acres on rent across Arcadia. The first vineyard, Melissopetra, grows 100% Gewurztraminer, whereas the other, Red Mill, is dedicated to only Merlot. High-quality Cabernet Sauvignon can be found in the Avlotopi vineyard. Moreover, they own vineyards known as Marble and Walking, cultivating Chardonnay and Moschofilero grapes, respectively. A variety of terroirs and soils are available in each parcel, perfect for individual varieties. With relentless and undisturbed dedication towards the vineyards and berries helps the family to produce high-quality wines with PDO and PGI labels.