In 2003 the first vineyards were planted in the areas of Arnea and Marathousa on 20 hectares of privately-owned land. My belief in and love for this place made me choose organic farming, which led to the systematic selection of indigenous and international varieties based on the regions micro climate.
In the spring of 2007 the CLAUDIA PAPAYIANNI estate first appeared on the market with two labels, Claudia Papayianni White 2006 and Claudia Papayianni Red 2005, selling only 2,000 bottles.
This brought the estate its first distinctions in Greek and international competitions.
The 2007 harvest led to the creation of three new labels, the Claudia Papayianni rose, ALEXANDRA (named after Claudia’s daughter) from the old Greek Malagouzia variety, and NIKOLAS (her son) from the Merlot variety.
Exports to America, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Cyprus and other countries currently cover approximately 30% of the estates production, a rather impressive percentage for a newcomer.