The "Ktima Hatzigeorgiou" winery is located in Karpassi on the Greek island of Limnos
in the Eastern Aegean
. The family has a long tradition in viticulture and wine trade. They originally come from the Turkish town of Smyrna (Izmir) where grandfather Petros had a winery. In 1922 the family emigrated to the island of Lesbos, then worked in Athens from 1927 and moved to Limnos in 1987. In the first years Themistoklis Hatzigeorgiou and his son Petros produced the spirits Tsipouro
. In 1998 the company was taken over by Petros, who shifted the focus to wine production and invested in new buildings. The new winery was opened in 2007, with a restaurant and a hostel attached. Son Themistoklis (production and marketing), daughter Polixeni (responsible for the wine cellar after studying oenology in Bordeaux and working for Château Margaux
for two years) and son Leonidas (vineyard management and advising the contracted winegrowers) are also active in the business
The product range includes the three dry OPAP white wines "Limnia Gi", "Limnios Ambelourgos" and the single vineyard wine "Lagopati" (all of them varietal from Muscat d'Alexandrie), as well as two sweet OPE wines (Vin naturellement doux) in the style of a liastos
from dried grapes, and some table wines. During the production of the sweet wines, the fermentation is interrupted and a part is bottled as "Moschatos Limnou". The rest matures for 5 to 6 years in old wooden barrels of 500 litres and is then marketed as "Ifaistou Gnossi". About 280,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.