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The Greek winery, with its headquarters in Thessaloniki ín the region of Macedonia, was founded in the early 1960s by shipping magnate and multi-millionaire Ioanni Carras (1905-1990). The winery, however, was always "only" part of a giant project with several hotels, marina, golf course, etc. Carras' ambitious goal was to initiate a new era in viticulture in his homeland and to produce the best wine in Greece. The total estate with all facilities covers 1,800 hectares, the terraced vineyards with 475 hectares are located on the shore of the Aegean Sea on Sithonia, the middle finger of the Halkidiki peninsula. They form the entire appellation Côtes de Meliton (Playies Melitona). The use of French terms is deliberate, because the grape varieties, vinification and ageing are based on the French model

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