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 region’s microclimate.
Yield control was applied to the vineyard and state-of-the-art technology was employed in the vinification process. The wines had to have the best possible quality.
Based on this principle, the construction of the 3300m2 winery began in 2006. The building was completed in 2007 and currently includes a vinification and bottling area, raw material and finished product storage areas, a laboratory-quality control, a 900m2 underground wine cellar/vault, a multimedia and wine-tasting room, and an area displaying the vineyard’s wines and other local products.
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.