Azienda Agricola Paraschos
San Floriano del Collio (Go)
Vanghelis came from Thessaloniki to Trieste to study pharmacy. After finishing his studies he realised he would rather start producing a beverage that, if taken in moderate doses, has positive, healing properties on our body: wine. This is how he started making wine with his wife, who is a local. At that time, Vanghelis’ vineyards were situated between the village of San Floriano del Collio and the hamlets of Sant’Andrea, Gradiscutta and Oslavia. Since back then he had a very small cellar, he started off by producing wine from only one blend of grapes. Today he has a larger, traditional cellar, part of which is dug into the “ponca” stone. Here is where several natural wines are produced. In his vineyards Vanghelis uses neither fertilizers nor herbicides. On each vine grow only a few grapes and treatments are kept to a minimum. Wine is produced without any clarification, stabilisers or filtration. Together with his sons Alexis and Jannis, Vanghelis only produces single-varietal wines under the “Greek Pi” trademark. These include the “Kai” (Friulano), the “Not” (Pinot grigio), the “Noir” (Pinot nero), the Yellow Ribolla and blends such as the “Ponka” white wine. Recently, the family has opened a B&B with six double rooms. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and four of the rooms can accommodate an extra bed. They also have a new venue ideal for wine tastings or other kinds of events that accommodates groups of 20-30 guests.