Apostolis Kourtis is the owner of "Kourti-Oinovion Estate"
The microclimate of Olympus, the highest mountain of Greece, meets the microclimate of Pieria, and this adds to the beneficial effect of the sea, just 8 km away.
"Kourti Estate" was first innovated in 1997 for vines cultivation and wine production, utilizing the traditional tools along with the scientific knowledge of special agronomists and oenologists.
The strict family nature of the business was the second innovation. Almost all the people of the Estate belong to the family, who renovated the Estate and adapted it to the new, increased needs of the present era. In the family winery, systematic aging became a significant step for winemaking.
As such, red wine was matured in oak barrels.
In such a small-scale family business, the winery’s production process became vertical. The whole vinification process from vines planting and growing to bottling, marketing and promotion of products is operated within the winery.
Today the area of the vineyards is 0.60 ha. The varieties cultivated were international like Trebbiano, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and Greek like Assyrtiko and Xinomavro.
The production reaches the18,000 bottles and grows every year. In 2006 the organic methods of cultivation and vinification were applied.
The winery is certified by Green Control.
All these resulted in the first international reward, in 2011. The Cabernet Sauvignon of 2008, won the silver medal at 2011 World Championship in Brussels.
The long term future goals of "Kourti Estate" are:
(1) the production of wine from the Greek varieties of Xinomavro and Assyrtiko.
(2) the development of the product distribution network through developing relationships that have already been created with in-market purchases outside Greece.
The short term goals are:
(1) expanding the products sales outside Greece. (2) the vineyard’s expansion with 0.20 ha more. (3) winery’s relocation in a larger space to cover the increased wine making needs.
Produces the wines:Ios rose,Oinovion red,white,Oniros,Trebbiano white,
Use the grapes: Trebbiano, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,Assyrtiko, Xinomavro.