With respect for Nature and Man, we create wines that reflect the terroirs and the grape varieties which spawned them.
The Domaine Hatzimichalis has chosen to serve a unique ecosystem.
This lies in Opountia Locris, a site in the valley of Atalanti in Central Greece which is surrounded by Mt. Knimida to the north, Mt. Chlomo to the south, Mt. Parnassus to the west and the northern Eubean Gulf to the east. The main natural trait of this ecosystem and its uniqueness is the cool breezes that flow from Mt Parnassus to the sea and vice-versa, in summer and winter alike.
This is the setting for the four blocks of terroirs of Domaine Hatzimichalis: the Old Vineyards, the Lower Vineyards, the Upper Vineyards –all known for centuries as localities and vine-growing sites– and New Vineyards, the terroirs created by the Domaine Hatzimichalis. Each of these blocks is divided into individual terroirs, and these in turn into different sections where we systematically cultivate different grape varieties.
Thus we have created a complex as well as unique viticultural mosaic on 220 hectares of privately owned land. Soil, altitude, gradient, orientation, microclimate and the vines’ age and grape varieties are the factors behind the unique character of each of our terroirs.
Our strict application of suitable vine-growing methods ensures excellent crops of grapes. Then we employ our experience to make quality use of the produce, which is vinified in small individual batches per terroir and shaped with care combining modern technology with tradition. Thus we produce wines from our terroirs, which we offer alone or in selected combinations.
Of course, to us no ecosystem can be complete unless it promotes the set of local cultural and social values; respect to these elements rounds off the whole system and enhances its natural characteristics.
This is our philosophy, to which we adhere with unwavering consistency…
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