ADDRESS: ΚΕFALONIA 280 86
ΤELEPHONE: 26710 81292
FAX: 26710 81692
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WEB SITE: www.metaxaswineestate.com
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Located on the southwestern of Kefalonia, on the plateau of Elios, at an altitude of 160 m, between the villages of Mavrata and Theramona, located 24 km from the capital Argostoli and 12 km from Skala, resort on the southern tip of the island.
Giakoumos Metaxas, a prominent man from Kefalonia of his time, settled at the region in the early 18th century. Seven generations later, in 1991, Metaxas Giannikostas and his English wife, Martin settled in the family farm and continue the tradition today, producing 50,000 bottles and 5 labels in their modern family winery, which is surrounded by 25 acres of vineyards.
Caring about greek products and even more about Kefalonia’s products, they decided to revive the local white wine kind of Zakynthos, which has been cultivated in the region since the early 15th century. The first wines came to market in 1993 and a year later, according to what the experts wrote then, “Rombola Metaxas” from Kefalonia was the first after many years, that marked a new era in the development and revival of this gentle wine.