Akrathos Winery | Halkidiki
The vision to create Akrathos began in 2007, when Babis Bekris followed his dream to make wine in the mountainous terroir of Chalkidiki. Nassos Felonis, a prominent lawyer from Athens, who had a shared passion for premium wines from indigenous Greek varietals, supported the new venture and was instrumental in realising the dream.
The ideal site was discovered after exhaustive and targeted research in Northern Greece's Chalkidiki, in the municipality of Aristotle. Constructing a winery so close to the birthplace of Artistotle's historic 'Akanthos' wine felt fortuitous; thus the name Akrathos was chosen. The first five hectares were planted in 2009, implementing minimal-impact methods in an effort to preserve the ecological integrity of the area and the terroir. An artisan winery followed in 2014.
The unique site, combined with thoughtful and precise winemaking under the watchful eye of the highly sought-after consultant, Kyriakos Kynigopolous, has resulted in rich, concentrated wines that age well.