It is not only the history of the greater area of Paggaion Mountain Range which served as a background for the development of a wine tradition; it is also our ancestors' occupation with the vineyards, which motivated us to busy ourselves with vine grapes from a very early age.
From our grandparents down to our children, it is these grapes we were raised with.
It is these grapes which gave us the ability to set our targets, to receive proper education, to set up our families and finally to dream. When the time came for us to realize our dreams… we founded our company, SIMEONIDIS WINERY.
In the ancient times, a town known as ''Oisimi'' (454 BC) spread over the area where our winery is now situated. Its habitants had also dealt with the cultivation of vineyards, wine being their only exportable product. Expert traders themselves, they had minted coins on which we find scenes of vine harvest, as well as ones depicting women of the area holding wine amphorae.
Today, we, as ''SIMEONIDIS WINERY'', carry on this tradition, proving that the cultivation of the vineyard flourishes from the antiquity onwards.
We are located in the greater area of the Paggaio mountain range, southwest of Kavala and more specifically under the foothills of Mount 'Simvolo', the southern slopes of which run down to the sea.
Our vineyards and those of the other farmers that provide us with their grapes (numbering as many as 20.000 in all), lie on these slopes at an altitude of between 50 to 500 meters.
The climate of this area is excellent for viticulture: the northern part is closed-off by mountains, while the southern part is open to the sea, resulting in mild winters and cool, dry summers. The land is covered with sand. The iodine-charged sea breeze wafts over the growing area giving our grapes high levels of sugar and fine aromas. The South facing aspect of the vineyards means that the vines are bathed in sunlight all day long.
These growing conditions produce excellent raw material, excellent grapes and excellent wine.
SIMEONIDIS WINERY has an enviable team-all sharing the same passion for producing quality wine-of university-trained oenologists and experts in viticulture.
SIMEONIDIS WINERY makes wine using grapes from its own vineyard, comprising 7 hectares ( 17.3 acres), and from vineyards owned by local farmers.
The responsibility lies in our company. Taking advantage of the finest raw material and being encouraged by our collaboration with a great number of faithful to the tradition vineyard cultivators, we produce wines characterized by high-quality standards.
The technological awareness and know-how of the productive process in conjunction with the use of more traditional methods result in high-quality wines, characterized by the typical elements of the microclimate of the area.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF OUR COMPANY
SIMEONIDIS WINERY faithful to the standards of biological cultivation and with respect to the traditional way of vinification offers to its clients high-quality wines in reasonable prices. It also aims at acquainting the world with its wines, mainly with the greek varieties.
Drawing strength from the zest we foster for premium wine, we present our customers with something beautiful and chosen every year. Faithful followers of the traditional vinification and with a great sense of responsibility and earnestness, we produce our wines, so that our customers can recognize the exceptional quality of our products.
SIMEONIDIS POLIXRONIS & SIA OE
PO 64 007 KAVALA
Tel:0030 25940 92789
Fax: 0030 25940 92786