He returned to his homeland in 1983. It is believed that he has contributed to the wine revolution that was just beginning.
Until that time, only industrial wine existed, produced by five major wineries in Greece. Gradually, small producers made their appearance and eventually, the whole Greek land was planted with indigenous and foreign varieties, changing everything:
The traditional tavern became a restaurant, the old wine shop was transformed into a Wine Bar, wine exhibitions appeared (like Oenorama), new oenologists, agronomists, more and more wine factories, and so on.
With quality being the main target, bulk Greek wine was eventually replaced by a labelled Greek product and it didn’t take long for the distinctions of abroad to appear.
On a 150-acre privately-owned area, the vineyards sprawl on the slopes of the broader Koropi region and they are planted with Greek varieties. Apart from Savatiano, the traditional variety of Mesogea area in Attica, Roditis and Assyrtiko can also be found, both being amazing white wines with rich and enticing flavor.
The winery’s factory is in close proximity to the vineyards. It is a contemporary European unit with state-of-the-art mechanical equipment, horizontal presses, stainless refrigerated tanks for fermentation control and preservation of the wines’ rich aromas.
Vassiliou family, in order to ensure high quality red wine, acquired 100 acres of vineyards in the Peloponnesian region, Nemea, where the famous from antiquity Agiorgitiko variety is cultivated. The wine factory that was also constructed in Nemea, exemplifies the ideal conditions for venification.