In 1998, Elia Bizios founded his winery
following in the footsteps of his father off whom he learn't the
craft of both making wine and running the business.
The village of Asprokampos, high in the mountains above the
Nemea plain has long been recognised as the best terroir for
Agiorgitiko and Elias Bizios has some of the best vineyards in the
village. At an altitude of up to 950m Elias' 10 hectares of
organically farmed, old vines are harvested by hand by Elias and
produce pristine, ripe fruit that are transformed into powerful but
fresh, vibrant wine.
Asprokambos is a unique region in the appellation of Nemea. Due
to its geographic placement and altitude it produces special wines
with excellent ageing potential, rich in aromas, phenolic
components and acids. This has been noted by Julia Harding MW as
the region's "best of the best for fresh and well-structured wines
for ageing". Surrounded by lush green vineyards, in the valley that
is shaped between the mountains of Ziria and Gavria it is another
postcard worthy setting in Greece, capable of producing world class
wines just waiting to be discovered.
Elia's aim is to create wines of the highest quality whilst
maintaining respect for the environment and its biodiversity. He
makes authentic and honest wines that truly express the terroir
from which they emanate by utilising a combination of traditional
techniques with modern technology. He picks his organically
grown grapes from vineyards with low yeild per acre to achieve the
best possible concentration of varietal characteristics.