The Tsantali Metohi Chromitsa winery preserves the Athonite winemaking legacy and turns it into a collection of fine wines.
The wines from the Athonite region carry the appellation of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Mount Athos. The delimited area of the zone is located within the administrative boundaries of Athos peninsula, as well as the area of Ouranoupolis in the Stagira Akanthou municipality. It comprises vineyards extending either near the seacoast or on the slopes of the mountain at an altitude up to 400 meters.
One of the most outstanding trademarks of the Athonite vineyard is the fact that the land is completely isolated cloaked by beautiful chestnut, pine trees and other Mediterranean forests, as well as the sea. At the same time, the monastic life dictates profound respect for the environment; the harmonious interaction of traditional farming practices and forestry is linked to the stringent observance of monastic rules over the course of centuries. Therefore, Mount Athos can be defined as the textbook of 100% organic farming.
The main characteristics of the Tsantali vineyard in Mount Athos:
- Location: Metoxi (me-toh-hee) Chromitsa at Saint Panteleimon Monastery
- Total area: 70 hectares approx. of 100% certified organic farming since 2003
- Exposure: Southeastern
- Altitude: 200-300 meters / the main volume of the vineyard is between 220 – 250 meters above sea level
Only men can visit the vineyard of Metohi at Chromitsa, at the Monastery of Agios Panteleimonas, after contacting the Tsantali winery and the Holy Caretaker of Mount Athos.
More information: www.tsantali.gr