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In 1996, the Tsililis family has created the THEOPETRA ESTATE, an icon winery with organically grown vineyards, in order to highlight the particularities of the area and to revive rare Greek grape varieties.

theopetra-logoTSILILIS K. S.A. is a Winery-Distillery founded in 1989 and situated at Meteora, Trikala in Thessaly (Central Greece), possessing a 25 hectares organically cultivated vineyard of around Meteora Rocks and the prehistoric Cave of Theopetra, in the Meteora PGI appellation, a region that is closely bound to vine, wine and grape spirits for a long time. Among our products there are still and sparkling wines as well as grape distillates.

At the foot of Meteora Rocks and around the prehistoric Cave of Theopetra, signs of human existence and evolution are found far back into Palaeolithic era.

Here, at the Cave of Theopetra, there were found, among other things, grape seeds which provoke change in the history of wine and prove the ancient coexistence of this place with the vine and the wine.

During the Byzantine era, the sacred vine cultivation and evolution of winemaking passed into the hands of the monks of the sacred Rocks who practiced them with the same reverence as worshipping God.

The mystery of Meteora passes to the wine and distillates through a particular terroir, making the region an eternal cradle of production of wines and grape distillates.

Here, at Raxa Trikala, in 1989 the Tsililis distillery- winery was founded.

The Tsililis family was the first to bottle tsipouro Thessaly, with the homonymous geographical indication, recognized by the European Union. Today the family continues to be a pioneer in the effort for the highlighting the international recognition of tsipouro, of this original Greek alcoholic drink.

The continuous effort to praise the dynamics of grapes has resulted in the creation of a range of single varietal grape distillates and an aged in oak barriques tsipouro.

Theopetra Estate
In 1996, the Tsililis family has created the THEOPETRA ESTATE, an icon winery with organically grown vineyards, in order to highlight the particularities of the area and to revive rare Greek grape varieties.

The purpose was to revive the vineyard of Meteora that had lost its glory and eminence after phylloxera in the early 20th century.

Today, the vineyard of Theopetra Estate covers 25 hectares situated in the east of Meteora, on hilly slopes around the prehistoric cave of Theopetra. The rationale behind the creation of this vineyard is the highlighting of the particularities of the region, the revival of rare Greek grape varieties and the production of wines that respect the natural environment and the consumer.

Terroir
The combination of a particular composition of the soil, which allows low yields, and continental climate creates wines with intense flavors, balanced acidity and high concentration.

Soil
The vineyards of the estate span hillside (10% -25% inclination) with an east/west row orientation at an altitude of 230-350m. The soil composition varies due to the rare formation of Meteora Rocks.

The main characteristic is the presence of slate which makes the plots “shallow” and it provides excellent drainage. In areas where there is a high presence of limestone, composed of marine fossils, white varieties are cultivated. The resulting wine is characterized by high acidity and minerality.

In vineyards with sandy-clay composition, red grape varieties are grown that produce wines with complex aromas, rich ripe tannins and balanced acidity.

Mesoclimate
The mesoclimate of the region is continental, with rainy cold winters and sunny, hot and dry summers. The high diurnal temperature range during spring and summer allows intense and complex flavors to develop and slow maturation retaining high levels of acidity.

Frequent northerly winds from the Pindos Mountain cool the vines and prevent the development of diseases.

The moderating influence of Pineios River prevents hail and ice all year long.

Human factor
The above characteristics consist ideal conditions for organic vine cultivation. All vineyards of Theopetra Estate are grown using organic practices, certified

by DIO (Organization of Control & Certification for Products of Organic Cultivation).

The yields of vines are very low:  4000-7000kg of grapes/ha for white varieties and 4000-6000kg of grapes/ha for red varieties in single cordon pruning system and practicing strict green harvest. The resulting wines are of high concentration, intense aromas and refreshing acidity.

The Wines

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Theopetra Estate “24” 2011

Dry Red Wine
PGI Meteora

This is a “big” red wine, created for long aging and/or for very special occasions. The tried-and-tested blend of Cabernet and Syrah excels once again, offering a wine with a generous nose full of notes of fruits, herbs and spices, as well as a palate with firm structure, good length and an exciting aftertaste. This is a wine destined for carnivorous feasts, so next time you plan a big barbecue party, make sure that it’s at the top of your mind.
(Ted Lelekas, December 2016)

GRAPE/BLEND:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah

ALC: 14% abv

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Limniona 2013

Dry Red Wine
PGI Meteora

The Limniona grape, once on the verge of extinction, is fast becoming the source of highly enjoyable wines. In this case, a rich, generous red wine, oozing scents of ripe black fruits and sweet spices in the nose, with a velvety palate that shows excellent depth and length. A wine for all seasons that will match perfectly with meat-based dishes in rich sauces, as well as with mature cheese and charcuterie.
(Ted Lelekas, December 2016)

GRAPE/BLEND:
100% Limniona

ALC: 13% abv

Theopetra Estate 2016

Theopetra Estate 2016

Dry White Wine
PGI Meteora

From the beautiful region of Meteora, in Central Greece, comes a fragrant and refreshing white wine that’s made to please. Its blend is tried, tested and tremendously popular. Malagousia offers its ample floral aromas, while Assyrtiko contributes intense acidity that adds “zing” to the end result. This is a wine that can be enjoyed by the glass, as an aperitif, but will pair greatly with fried seafood, vegetable tempura or a wild herb risotto.
(Ted Lelekas, January 2017)

GRAPE/BLEND:
Malagousia, Assyrtiko

ALC: 13% abv

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Edenia White 2014

Brut Quality Sparkling White Wine
PGI Meteora

Great news for all those Malagousia fans who were eagerly waiting for a sparkling wine made from their favorite grape. This is a wine that has all the elegance and aromatic freshness of Malagousia, accentuated by its delightful bubbles. This is a very well made, new sparkling wine that would be the perfect choice to offer as a welcome drink at an event or a party, or as a companion to finger food or sushi.
(Ted Lelekas, January 2017)

GRAPE/BLEND:
Malagousia

ALC: 12.5% abv

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Edenia Rosé 2013

Brut Quality Sparkling Rosé Wine
PGI Meteora

Ancient – and at one time almost extinct – grape Limniona rises to the next level, with this very interesting sparkling wine. Its intense blood-orange colour instantly makes a striking impression, while its deep nose is reminiscent of ripe red fruit and ginger cookies. On the palate it’s fresh and crisp, with beautiful acidity and length. This is clearly a food wine and it promises unforgettable pairings next to a cheese platter or a selection of cold cuts.
(Ted Lelekas, January 2017)

GRAPE/BLEND:
100% Limniona

ALC: 12% abv

White Wines

THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Malagouzia 60%, Asssyrtiko 40%
ALC: 13% abv

THEOPETRA ESTATE Oak Fermentation
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Malagouzia 50%, Asssyrtiko 50%
ALC: 13% abv

THEOPETRA ESTATE Vermentino
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Vermentino 100%
ALC: 12.5% abv

THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Malagouzia 100%
ALC: 13% abv

THEOPETRA ESTATE Assyrtiko
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI A
GRAPE/BLEND: Assyrtiko 100%
ALC: 13% abv

Red Wines

THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Limniona
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Cab. Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 40% Limniona 20%
ALC: 14 abv

THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Syrah 100%
ALC: 14 abv

THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Limniona 100%
ALC: 13 abv

THEOPETRA ESTATE 24
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Cab. Sauvignon 50%, Syrah 50%
ALC: 14 abv

Rosé Wines

THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah Rosé
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Limniona 70%, Syrah 30%
ALC: 13.5 abv

THEOPETRA ESTATE Xinomavro Rosé
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Xinomavro 100%
ALC: 13 abv

Sparkling Wines

THEOPETRA ESTATE EDENIA ROSE
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Limniona 100%
ALC: 12 abv

THEOPETRA ESTATE EDENIA WHITE
METEORA-THESSALY
METEORA PGI
GRAPE/BLEND: Malagouzia 100%
ALC: 12.5 abv

Ratings & Awards

Robert Parker

  • THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko | 2015 | 91
  • THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona | 2012 | 90
  • THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona | 2012 | 92

THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2007 AWC Vienna Silver 2008
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2007 IWSC Αγγλία Bronze 2008
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2008 IWSC Αγγλία Bronze 2009
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2008 AWC Vienna Silver 2009
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2008 Concours de Bruxells Silver 2009
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2009 IWSC Αγγλία Silver(Best in Class) 2010
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2010 Challenge Du Vin Silver 2011
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2012 Premium Select Wine Challenge.(ProWein) Silver 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2012 IWSC Silver 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2013 Challenge Du Vin Gold 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2013 IWSC Bronze 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2013 Concours De Bruxells Gold 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2014 IWSC Silver 2015
THEOPETRA ESTATE Malagouzia-Assyrtiko 2015 Decanter Bronze 2016

THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2007 IWSC Silver (Best in class) 2009
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2007 AWC Vienna Silver 2009
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2007 Decanter World Awards Bronze 2009
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2007 Concours Mondial Bruxells Silver 2010
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2008 IWSC England Silver 2010
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2008 AWC Vienna Silver 2011
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2008 IWSC England Silver 2011
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2008 Challenge Du Vin Silver 2011
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2008 Par Germany Silver 2011
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2008 AWC Vienna Silver 2009
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2009 Thessaloniki Gold 2012
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2010 Concours Mondial Bruxells Silver 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2010 Decanter Bronze 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2010 Awc Vienna Silver 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Syrah 2010 Thessaloniki Silver 2016

THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona 2010 IWSC Bronze 2012
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona 2010 AWC Vienna Silver 2012
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona 2010 IWSC Bronze 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona 2010 Decanter Bronze 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona 2011 Decanter Silver 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona 2012 IWSC Silver 2016
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona 2012 Decanter Bronze 2016

THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2007 Bronze IWSC Αγγλία 2010
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2007 AWC Vienna Silver 2009
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2007 AWC Vienna Silver 2010
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2007 Thessaloniki Silver 2010
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2007 Concours Mondial Bruxells Silver 2010
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2008 AWC Vienna Silver 2011
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2008 IWSC Αγγλία Bronze 2011
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2008 Thessaloniki Gold 2012
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2010 Challenge du Vin Silver 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2010 IWSC Bronze 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2010 Mundus Vini Silver 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2010 Challenge Du vin Bronze 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2010 ProWein Premiumweine (2stars) 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2011 Awc Vienna Gold 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2012 Thessaloniki Gold 2016
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2012 IWSC Silver 2016
THEOPETRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Limniona 2012 Decanter Bronze 2016

THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2011 Concours Mondial Bruxells Great Gold Metal 2012
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2012 Challenge Du Vin Gold metal 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2012 Griechischer Weinpreis Silver (84Punkte) 2013
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2013 Mundus vini Silver 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2013 Prowein Premiumwein (1star) 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2013 Decanter Bronze 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2013 Awc Vienna Silver 2014
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2014 Challenge Du Vin Gold metal 2015
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2014 IWSC Bronze 2015
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2015 IWSC Silver 2016
THEOPETRA ESTATE Limniona-Syrah 2015 Decanter Bronze 2016

THEOPETRA ESTATE 24

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THEOPETRA ESTATE 24 2010 Challenge du vin Silver 2015
THEOPETRA ESTATE 24 2011 AWC Vienna Silver 2015
THEOPETRA ESTATE 24 2011 Decanter Bronze 2016
THEOPETRA ESTATE 24 2011 Concours Mondial Bruxells Silver 2016

THEOPETRA ESTATE EDENIA ROSE

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THEOPETRA ESTATE EDENIA ROSE 2013 Decanter Bronze 2016

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Theopetra Estate

Raxa 421 00, Trikala, Greece
T: +30 24310 85885, +30 210 2524567
F: +30 210 2528389

Website: www.tsililis.gr

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