Apostolos Lykos’ grandfather was an early proponent of wines from Evia. He made wine from his own estate as well as from fruit from neighboring vineyards. The Lykos family started producing traditional white and red wines with use of a stone winepress to complement the food served that was served in the family tavern. Apostolis pushed his father’s vision and expanded the family winery to include Assyrtiko, Savatiano, Roditis, Athiri, Malagousia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache Rouge, Vradiano and Mavrokoudoura. The winery also makes an Agiorgitiko sourcing grape from Nemea, Kratistos. Kratisos means strong/noble in Greek, True to it’s name, this is a bad ass version of Nemea. Their vineyards have a southern exposure that maximizes the amount of sunlight, and benefiting from gentle sea breezes providing ideal conditions for quality wine grapes.
This is very much a family vineyard and Nana Lykou, Apostolos’ wife and their three sons are very much involved in the winemaking process. There is a big slant towards pairing wines with food here. Adjacent to the winery is the Lykos Taverna. If you were to go to Evia and not dine at the Lykos taverna, you are missing out on some of the most authentic Greek cuisine this side of Greece. Yes, the wines go remarkably well with the food.
Critical acclaim have been coming their way. This is a an exciting winery from Evia and we are delighted to be part of their team.