The winery is located in the municipality of Karyes on Mount Athos
in the Greek wine growing region of Macedonia
. It is run by monks of the monastery Megisti Lavra. The Byzantine monk Athanassios Athonitis (925/930-1000) chose this place to build one of the first outposts of the monastery, which was completed in 973. Even then, the cultivation of vines and olives took place here. A revival took place in the early 1990s with the planting of new vines. The vineyards cover a little over four hectares of vineyards, planted with the white wine varieties Roditis and Muscat d'Alexandrie, and the red wine varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Limnio and Muscat d'Hamburg. The majority of the vineyards are organically certified. The organic wines are produced as Topikos Oinos (country wines) Agioritikos
from the Holy Mountain (Ágion Óros). In addition, an Oinomeli Rosé and the sweet wine Nama
are bottled in the conventional way. Annually up to 80.000 bottles of wine are produced, which are also increasingly exported. Distillates like Tsipouro
(marc spirit) are also produced.