the History

the History

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, 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.

The 2007 harvest led to the creation of three new labels, the Claudia Papayianni rosé, Alexandra (named after Claudia’s daughter), and Nikolas (named after Claudia’s son).
The 2008 production reached 100,000 bottles, passing the baton on to four new labels.
Two of these labels were named CP after Claudia Papayianni. The white wine was made from the Viognier & Assyrtiko varieties, while the red wine was made from the Xinomavro-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon varieties and only a limited number of bottles were released.
The other two labels were named Ex Arnon, as a small tribute to the area. The white wine is made of Assyrtiko – Sauvignon and the red wine of Syrah – Xinomavro. Both constitute the estate’s affordable solution for a quality wine.

Exports to America, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Cyprus, Australia and other countries currently cover approximately 30% of the estate’s production, a rather impressive percentage for a newcomer.

The Estate’s Winery is open daily to visitors from 8:00 to 16:00. Also open on weekends after phone contact.