OENOFOROS (Greek for wine-bearer) is a unique winery located in the center of the "Patras" VQPRD region. Built in 1990 on six different levels to take advantage of gravity, it is equipped with modern, technological facilities and a large underground wine cellar. OENOFOROS expresses the visions and activities of Angelos Rouvalis, a Bordeaux graduate wine maker and Vassilis Kourtakis, a Dijon-trained oenologist and President of the company.
The vines are grown on north facing slopes at an altitude of 500-900 meters. They are effectively protected by the mountain ranges of the northern Peloponnesus, guarding them from the heat of southern Greece. They also benefit from their northern exposure and the prevailing cool northerly breezes of summer off the Corinthian Gulf. Except from its own private vineyards on the slopes above the town of Egion, OENOFOROS co-operates with vine growers from the same region, who cultivate under its guidance.
Specifically, OENOFOROS combines the cultivation of traditional grape varieties, such as Roditis and Lagorthi, as well as the rather elegant and cosmopolitan international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Riesling, and Chardonnay with a modern and sophisticated winemaking process. The OENOFOROS wines offers freshness, a tasty, modern style and a feeling for the harmony inherent to the classic Greek measure of perfection. OENOFOROS is the first company in Greece to be awarded the "Value for money" category in the well established 2004 WINE REPORT of DORLING KINDERSLEY EDITIONS, as judged for Greek Wines by Mr. Niko Manesis.
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