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Montofoli Wine Estate is located in the ancient town of Karystos on the southern coast of Evia, the
second largest of the Greek islands. It is a landmark and a point of reference of the area. Situated
midway between the port and the Venetian fortress,” Castello Rosso” on top of the homonymous
hill, the estate has a panoramic view over the bay and provides a graceful balance between the
affluence from its rich land and the dominance over the valley. Roman, Frank, Venetian and
Ottoman rulers have highlighted this landmark throughout the long history of Karystos and pointed
out its timelessness and exceptional energy.
The vineyard covers an area of 4 acres and is developed on 8 terraces, which helps to drain the soil
and prevent rot on the vines’ roots. It is located at 150m altitude from sea level and was planted in
1987 with 5.200 vines in linear shape with the following white varieties: Assyrtiko and Aidani from
Santorini, Athiri from Rhodes, and the red variety Liatiko from Crete. The aim was to produce a
unique dessert wine with the same method used 2,500 ago. Harvesting is done selectively from mid-
August and then the grapes are sun-dried for approximately 15 days, prior to the vinification
The characteristics of the estates’ wine are formed by the unusual microclimate of Karystos. The
strong August winds defoliate the vines and the grapes are exposed to the sun, which results in the
grapes maturing on the vine, giving a special color and special aromas to the wine. The vineyard is a
model one and was monitored by the Vine Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture for over a 10-year
Montofoli Estate is famous for its uncommon, effervescent ambience that provides a sense of
belonging, which can only be experienced on site. Enjoying a stay in one of the villas within the
estate is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that guests treasure for years to come. Each villa has its
own charm and distinct accommodation, combining real comfort with a sense of luxury.
Complemented by verandas and quiet spaces for relaxation, all have splendid views of both
mountain and sea.
The Estate is open for guided tours, wine tastings but also for your own private events, both
seasonally and on demand.
Palaia Chora, Karystos,
Evia, 34001, GREECE
Tel: (+30) 22240 23951 (+30) 6973 7282347