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Domaine Gerovassiliou is the brainchild of Vangelis Gerovassiliou. In 1981, he started reviving the family vineyard that spreads over 2,5 hectares at Papamola region in Epanomi, approximately 25km to the south-east of the city of Thessaloniki. In this unique ecosystem he planted mainly Greek, but also foreign grape varieties. The first vinification took place in 1986 at the modern winery that was built by the vineyard. All Domaine wines are produced from grapes cultivated in the private vineyard, now stretching over 56 hectares.

Vangelis Gerovassiliou was born in Epanomi. He descends from an agricultural family. After completing his studies, in the School of Agriculture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he specialized in Oenology, Viticulture, Wine Degustation and Technology of Oenological Equipment at the University of Bordeaux. During his studies, he worked together with the eminent Bordeaux University Professor, Emile Peynaud.

From 1976 to the beginning of 1999 he worked as an oenologist at Domaine Porto Carras, where some of the most renowned wines of Greece were produced. It was there that he first vinified, revived and rescued from oblivion the long forgotten Greek varietal of Malagousia.

In 1981, urged by his love, knowledge and experience in vine-growing and good wine, Vangelis Gerovassiliou began to renovate the family vineyard and created the Domaine Gerovassiliou.

A few years ago, along with the oenologist Vassilis Tsaktsarlis, he created the Estate Biblia Chora in Kokkinochori of Kavala region. The 35 hectares of private vineyard stretch over the slopes of Mount Pangaio and surround the modern winery, where the famous estate wines are produced.

His last venture is Escapades Wines. Not long ago, Vangelis Gerovassiliou, Vassilis Tsaktsarlis and wine marketer Takis Soldatos created a small winery, Escapades Winery, at Stellenbosch in South Africa.