D. Gerovassiliou is a single private vineyard stretching over 56 hectares. The climate in the region of Epanomi is purely Mediterranean, with mild winters and temperate summers cooled by sea breezes. The vineyard is surrounded by sea on its three sides, at a distance of three kilometres, while its west side faces Thermaikos Gulf and Mount Olympus extending over the beaches of Pieria. The soil is mainly sandy with a few clayey substrates and calcareous rocks. It is rich in sea fossils, since the surrounding hilly area was formed by sea deposits. Vangelis Gerovassiliou was born in Epanomi. He descends from an agricultural family. After completing his studies in the School of Agriculture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he was specialised in Oenology, Viticulture, Wine Degustation and Technology of Oenological Equipment at the University of Bordeaux. During his studies, he worked together with the eminent Bordeaux University Professor, Emile Peynaud. At D. Gerovassiliou, the vineyard is cultivated with great care and enthusiasm that leads Gerovassiliou to constantly researching and experimenting with Greek and foreign varieties, both well and less known ones. New technological advances blend well with tradition throughout vine growing and vinification processes. The aim is to produce high quality wines from grapes cultivated exclusively in privately-owned vineyard; wines that carry all distinct characteristics of the specific microclimate (terroir) in Epanomi.
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