It was in 1991 that the Dougos family embarked on its trip to the world of Greek wine. A trip meant to develop into a fascinating creation of vineyards and top quality wines. The company’s primary concerns have always been the wish for development of wine quality as well as respect for the environment – the vineyards are organically cultivated – and the consumers’ health.
These ideals were passed on to the second generation of the Dougos wine company, to Thanos who is an agriculturalist and Louiza, a chemist and oenologist.
It is located at the foot of mountain Olympus, in the magical Tempi valley, just a kilometer from Tempi toll post. One hectare of lush greenery and vineyards, which contains an exhibition of 29 varieties of vine, surrounds the building. Its architecture is traditional, in total harmony with an environment full of historical elements and a breath taking view to mountain Olympus, Kissavos and Pinios river.
The winery is, however, equipped with all the latest technological machinery used for a modern vinification, always respectful of the environment. Its total coverage is 500 m2 with a 250 m2 underground cellar where the red wines patiently mature in French and American oak barrels.
The vineyards are found at an altitude of 550-650 m on the north-east Olympus slopes, in an area called Prosilia Rapsani. The stony schestolithic ground, full of organic materials, with a microclimate ideal for vineyard cultivation, offer wonderful characteristics to the wine.
The cultivation is dry and organic which yields no more than 5-8 tn/ha. The varieties cultivated are both Greek – Xinomavro, Krassato, Stavroto, Limniona, Roditis, Assyrtiko, Batiki – and French – Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Grenache Rouge.
The company’s primary concerns have always been the wish for development of wine quality as well as respect for the environment- the vineyards are organically cultivated-and the consumers’ health.