Cavino S.A. was established in 1958 at the town of Aigio in the Peloponnese by Constantinos Anastassiou and Ioannis Douskas originally as a winery, and soon thereafter as well as a distillery producing wines, ouzo, tsipouro and brandies.
Being a national leader in production and exports of wines and traditional Greek spirit Ouzo, Cavino today produces more than 8.5 million bottles of wines and 6.5 million bottles of ouzo annually. The total sales turnover reached 16 million Euros in 2010, continuing the company’s stable growth.
Cavino’s the main shareholders Yannis Anastassiou and Theodoros Anastassiou established Domaine Mega Spileo in 1999, to bring the highest quality premium wines to the Greek and international markets. Central to this is the single vineyard of the monastery Mega Spileo (Grand Cave), located in a unique natural region at 800 meters of altitude in the Kalavrita gorge of the Peloponnese. The aim is to promote the tradition and qualities of Greek wines in general, and those of the Aegialia region in particular, both in Greece and abroad based on the commitment to the production of quality wines.
Cavino wines are distributed in Greece and in 40 countries around the world. Its wines have received numerous awards from distinguished wine critics and wine connoisseurs at international competitions.
Cavino is certified by ISO and IFS quality standards assuring its high-quality production level. The new fully automated ultramodern bottling line started its operation in 2010 filling up to 7,000 bottles per hour, setting new standards of quality and consolidating the leading position of the company in the Greek wine market.
State-of-the-art facilities, unique experience and a skilled production team, logistics, marketing and sales professionals, all enable Cavino to look confidently to the future and meet all challenges of the present times.
Cavino was distinguished as The Best Greek Winery of 2009 by the International Wine and Spirits magazine of the UK.
TOUR DESCRIPTION AND TASTING
The visit Includes:
• A brief presentation of the company’s history
• A visit to the grape reception areas of the winery with explanations concerning the winemaking.
• A visit to the wine cellar where the wines age in oak barrels
• A visit to the modern bottling plant
• A tasting session of representative wines.