Our grandfather, Michalis Kanakaris, decided to devote himself in winemaking, here, in the heart of the winegrowing region of Aigialeia (Egialia), in the Peloponnese, Greece. With his passion for wine and his efforts in homemade wine the previous years, he had received many compliments from his closer friends and had gained supporters in the wider social circles.
The idea started to come true and his dream took shape when the first – most modern at his time – winemaking equipment was imported from France and the installation building was established in the winegrowing region of Egialia, in the village Eliki.
The first yield made an impressive impact, which was due to the winery’s equipment and the characteristics of the wine grapes. These first years, our grandfather focused on the regional grape varieties: Roditis (Fox), Sideritis and Mavro Kalavrytino.
Gradually, the winery’s production capacity reached the 250 tons mostly in grape must, while the distribution was covering the wider region of Achaia and Central Greece.