heritage of passion
His deep love for wine and the millennia-old winemaking tradition of his homeland led Nikolaos Zaharias to found a small winemaking facility in 1946 and fulfill his life-long dream. At that time, in a village of about 1.500 inhabitants, 7 winemaking units were in operation.
In 1967, his son, Athanasios Zaharias, entered the family business and gave it a new impulse by implementing dynamic and forward-looking ideas. With his contribution, the small artisanal winery was gradually transformed into a modern winemaking unit. New vines were planted, in 1973 a new wine press was purchased, and in 1987, during a thorough renovation, the first bottling machine was added to the equipment.
In 2005, the year when “Muses Estate” was created, it was time for Nikos, Stelios and Panayiotis, the third generation, to take their place in the family business. Their skills, scientific knowledge and youthful ideas combined with the family tradition and experience helped Muses Estate to make a step further into the 21st century.
Here, in Askri, in Central Greece, wine has always been an essential component of the local economy and an intrinsic part of the people’s culture.