The Simeonidis Winery is situated in an area which was once known as “Oisimi” around 454 BC. In those ancient times, the habitants of Oisimi cultivated vineyards and wine was their only exportable product. The Simeonidis family have cultivated vineyards for generations. Their winery is located in the greater area of the Paggaio mountain range, southwest of Kavala and more specifically under the foothills of Mount Simvolo, the Southern slopes of which run down to the sea. The vineyards lie on these slopes at an altitude of between 50 to 500 meters.
The climate of this area is ideal for viticulture. The northern part is closed-off by mountains while the southern part is open to the sea, resulting in mild winters and cool, dry summers. The land is covered with sand. The iodine-charged sea breeze lightly blows over the vineyards attributing the grapes high levels of sugar and fine aromas. The south-facing aspect of the vineyards means that the vines are bathed in sunlight all day long. These growing conditions produce an excellent raw material, excellent grapes and excellent wines.
Greece has a long-standing tradition of wine-making, but has often only produced sufficient quantities for its domestic sales. Greece’s wine industry is growing as wine lovers everywhere are recognising the quality of such Greek wines. Verlina aims to acquaint our customers with our wonderful viticultural discoveries.
On our website, we are predominantly selling those Simeonidis wines produced from universal grape varieties. However, if you are looking for a different varietal, you may want to try his Roditis. Furthermore, if you are interested in trying some of his other wines produced from grapes indigenous to Greece (i.e. Assyrtiko, Malagouzia), please contact us and we would be happy to send you some bottles. The Simeonidis Winery successfully participates in internationally recognized wine competitions every year and we are proud that we have been chosen to introduce their wines to you.