Cavino was founded in 1958 in Aigio by Konstantinos Anastasiou and Ioannis Douskas. Although, it was originally a winery, Cavino very soon became a distillery as well.
Aigio, the city where the visions of creating a modern winery/distillery was conceived, is located within a unique landscape of vineyards. The slopes of Aigialia combined with the mountains and the ocean in such a unique way, that formed a special microclimate in that area.
Roditis, Lagorthi, Sideritis, Agiorgitiko, Mavro Kalavrytino and, the famous Mavrodaphne are indigenous grape varieties primarily used by Cavino. Furthermore, international varieties such as Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are also used.
Up to this day, Cavino exports more than 75% of its production of wine and ouzo. The company involves technological developments. In the last 10 years, Cavino made significant investments in modernising its production equipment and bottling lines, in an increased number of air-conditioned storage rooms.
Nowadays, Cavino has two bottling lines for wines and two more for spirits, in particular ouzo, tsipouro, and brandy. Moreover, it has a state-of-the-art harvesting. grape processing equipment, and 5,000 m² of special air-conditioned storage rooms.
The company is ISO, BRC and IFS certified at the highest level which ensures high-quality production.
The main shareholders in 1999, Yannis and Theodore Anastasiou, brought an equally important vision to life – the creation of an estate which produces high-quality, and world-class wines. That is when the Domaine Mega Spileo estate was born. The estate has a 10-hectare vineyard, which soon gave the markets of Greece and abroad unique high-quality wines from the vineyard of the Mega Spileo Monastery (Grand Cave).
The vineyard is located in a unique terroir, in the wine-growing of Aigialia, 800 meters above ocean level in the gorge of Kalavryta.
Cavino always justifies its leading position in the winemaking industry, by setting very high standards of quality and consistency in its performance.
Its high-end facilities, high-quality oenological and wine-making team, experienced production staff, excellent logistics infrastructure, and strong sales in the marketing department have helped Cavino to reach a high level in the industry itself, while being completely ready to tackle new challenges.
In 2009, the reputable International Wine & Spirits Competition UK, had recognised Cavino as the best Greek winery. The Oenological and Winegrowing team with its continuous brand-new innovations with varieties, winemaking, and ageing, constantly gives new impetus to the company, while elevating the company even further beyond in the eyes of the wine industry.
Our main goal and vision, is to promote the Greek wine-growing vineyards of Aigialia, and the Greek vineyards in general, to the Greek population, as well as abroad, and continue our commitment of producing high-quality wines.
At the moment, Cavino produces wines, which are distributed throughout Greece, together with 50 other countries from all over the world.
Wines that have won awards in international competitions judged by distinguished wine writers and wine tasters.
The journey continues…
CAVINO WINERY & DISTILLERY S.A.
GEFIRA MEGANITI, 25100 AIGIO, GREECE
TEL: +30 26910 72003, +30 26910 72004
FAX: +30 26910 71201