Since 2015, the sole proprietorship has been transformed into a limited liability company with the participation of 50% of the Zisimatos S. family and operates under the name SKLAVOS-ZISIMATOS WINERY AND VINEYARDS LTD and is in the final stage of completion of an investment plan based on which the old building has been expanded and upgraded as well as the supply of new modern winemaking equipment.
The production is characterized by the small acreage yields of about 400 kg per acre, the self-rooted vineyard, the cup-shaped configuration and the age of the stumps (average age of the vineyards more than 70 years). The above in combination with the organically poor soils that have been created in limestone mother rock create the conditions for the excellent quality of the grapes of the area. However, apart from the above, it is important that the vineyard is not uniform but forest areas, olive groves and set-aside areas are inserted. Characteristic for the region is a great diversity of rare Mediterranean plant species with predominant natural aromatics, Mediterranean orchids and other species. The soil in the vineyards and other cultivated areas due to the gentle methods applied hosts a large number of earthworms that contribute to the euphoria of the soil and the general smooth operation of the estate.
The vinification is done with modern means (stainless steel pneumatic press with nitrogen environment, stainless steel tanks-winemakers), oak fundre and winemakers. The alcoholic fermentation of Mavrodafni lasts about 3 weeks. The resulting wine matures for more than a year in French oak barrels type Allier 225, 500 and 3 oak wine tanks.
Corresponding is the production - vinification process for the variety Vostilidi and Zakynthos with the difference only in the extraction that is not done in the white varieties.
The goal is that in the next five years all the wines produced will come from grapes that will have been produced with the principles of organic-biodynamic cultivation. Wines from vineyards with special quality characteristics will also be developed.
During these 20 years our products are promoted in the Greek market and also 65% in 10 destinations abroad, indicatively in France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark, England, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Cyprus, Portugal, Norway, Japan, America, Canada.