The region of Epanomi is placed on the slightly elevated hills of the Thermaikou peninsula, which divides the bay of Thessaloniki from the Thermaic Gulf and is surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean Sea from the South, East and West. The Greek paradise of Chalkidiki is 30 miles to the east and a few miles to the west thrones Mount Olympus, home to the ancient Greek gods, impressively reigning the scenery. Combined with sandy loam soils, constantly blowing winds and an extraordinary micro-climate, this peninsula provides us with ideal conditions for cultivating our authentic wine varieties.
Wine is a product of nature and our philosophy has always honoured the importance of sustainable environment management and quality-oriented cultivation of vineyards. We emphasise on traditional vinification processes, combined with modern cellar equipment. Pruning, yield-control and harvest are solely carried out by hand, whilst manual canopy control prevents the occurrence of diseases and acidity (fruit sugar balance in the grapes). The winery is fitted with new stainless steel equipment and designed to ensure that almost all processes are accomplished by gravity feeding instead of pumping. In order to meet our quality standards, the annual yield is limited to average 3000L/ha.
Our family run, boutique winery is located in Northern Greece, in the well-known wine region of Epanomi. Domaine Florian is the result of a long family tradition in viticulture and winemaking. Our goal has always been to produce authentic wines with their own character, boasting all the strengths of each vintage and showcasing the diverse grape variety. For our red wines and barriques, we built an underground cellar with natural clay floor covered in marble split in order to provide perfect humidity and steady temperatures for the oak casks. Stabilisation and fining of the wine is done by natural means; mainly, temperature drop and egg white, full fermentation of existing fruit sugars and lowest possible use of sulphites. Fermentation is considered complete when it naturally stops. We do not use enzymes, wood chips, concentrate grape juices or any other means of artificial taste additives. Filtration of wines is kept to a minimum as to maintain the richness and spectrum of all flavours in each bottle.
Our family run, boutique winery is located in Northern Greece, in the well-known wine region of Epanomi. Domaine Florian is the result of a long family tradition in viticulture and winemaking. In order to financially sustain the ethos of our family business and to ensure year-round work for our employees, the farm also produces exquisite olive oils, honey and Greek aromatic plants, such as oregano, lavender and thyme. Upon appointment, you are invited to participate in seasonal harvesting, and you are welcome to simply visit our wine tasting bar and get a tour of the farm.