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The winery is located in the municipality of Karyes on Mount Athos in the Macedonia region of Greece. It is run by monks from the monastery of Megisti Lavra. The Byzantine monk Athanassios Athonitis (925/930-1000) chose this site for the construction of a branch of the monastery, which was completed in 973. Wine and olives were already being cultivated here at that time. It was revitalised in the early 1990s with the planting of new vines.

The vineyards cover just over four hectares of vines, planted with the white wine varieties Roditis and Muscat d'Alexandrie, as well as the red wine varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Limnio and Muscat d'Hamburg. Most of them are cultivated according to certified organic viticulture rules. The organic wines are produced as Topikos Oinos (country wine) Agioritikos from the Holy Mountain (Ágion Óros). In addition, an Oinomeli rosé and the sweet wine Nama are bottled conventionally. Around 80,000 bottles of wine are produced each year. Fine spirits such as tsipouro(marc) are also produced.

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