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Hatzidakis Winery was founded in 1997 by Haridimos and Konstantina Hatzidakis. Konstantina's family owns vineyards in the village of Pyrgos Kallistis, on the road that leads to the monastery of Prophet Ilias. The land had not been cultivated since 1956, when the earthquake on Santorini forced her parents to leave the island.
After extensive re-planting and nurturing of older vines, they found a cave, which was transformed into a winery.
The vineyards sit at 300 metres facing north to north-east.
Haridimos, studied Agronomy and Oenology at the Technical School of Wine and Beverages in Athens.
1991-1996: Graduated and carried out internship at J. Boutaris and Sons, where he eventually was head Oenologist at the Santorini winery, whilst being in charge of production at the Fantaxometoho Estate in Crete.
The philosophy of Haridimos is:
"to enrich and broaden the grape varieties, as well as to improve the quality of the Santorinian vineyard, which has many secrets to reveal"
In August 1997 he began to operate the winery with the production of Vinsanto and the vinification of the island's red variety Mavrotragano.
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