Domain Kontovrakis is located in the middle of a gorgeous vineyard, at the area Vresteza (Komini), a little further outside KRANIDI. Its area is around 100 acres, in an altitude of 250-300 meters with a northeast orientation.
Giannis Kontovrakis, 3rd generation vine cultivator, comes from an old family of Kranidi, continuing the tradition, cultivating and preserving the rare and maybe unique variety Rokaniaris and as well the also excellent variety Sklavos. A man with artistic inclinations (musician), he took care with expertise his vineyard. With experience as technician in plumbing projects during his younger years, he rearranged his vineyard in a linear cultivating development and with an extra ordinary irrigation system, he created a landscape of unique beauty.
The varieties the vinery hosts is mainly Rokaniaris and Sklavos and in smaller amount Roditis, Sabbatiano, Moschofilero, Agiorgitiko, Xinomavro and Cabernet Sauvignon. Domaine Kontovrakis gives 800 kilos of wine Rokaniaris and 1200 kilos of wine Sklavos, per acre.
Rokaniaris is the wine variety that you will meet only in Kranidi.
It took its name probably from the crispy and a little hard grape, that leave a crunchy feeling in the mouth. It is a rare grape variety of Argolida, which gives a wine with yellowgreen color, special complete aroma, pleasant and fresh taste and plethoric aftertaste. Together with wine Sklavos it will “enslave” you.
Right here at the same place next to the vineyards, it has been created a small vinery but with modern installations, a place for storage and bottling.
The wine tasting hall is very interesting, an octagonal wooden construction, that reminds of hunting kiosks of French countryside, with prominent glazing, where you can admire the vineyard and at the background the graphic landscape of Ermionida.
Having the same passion of his grandfather and his father – who where owners of a tavern in Kranidi – , Giannis and his niece Nadia Kotsaki, continue the family tradition, welcoming the visitors with wine tasting and much of story telling about their land and its cultivation.