The Triantafyllopoulos family plays an important role in the hotel sector on Kos. Taken together their enterprises can accommodate 35,000 visitors per year. Yet their interest is always focused on quality and the connection of tourism with local produce.
With this in mind, they planted their first grape vines in 1996 and 20 years later they are proud to possess the largest and most technically advanced winery on the island. They have also won numerous awards both in Greece and abroad. Responsibility for the winery and credit for its success lies with Mary Triantafyllopoulou. She ‘adopted’ the winery and treats it like her fifth child, while at the same time laying the foundations for Wine Tourism on Kos.
And she hasn’t stopped there. Brimming with energy, enthusiasm and efficiency, she works for the common interests of the sector as a member of the governing board of the SEO (Greek Wine Association) and the National Inter-Professional Organization of Vine and Wine, while serving at the same time as president of the Union of Wine Producers and Growers of the Aegean and president of Greek Women of Wine.
We visited her at Triantafyllopoulos Winery which is located in the midst of their vineyards, at the foot of Mt Dikaios in the centre of the island and has a splendid view of the sea and setting sun.
‘In 2007, after a good deal of hard work we managed to put Kos on the national and international wine map, getting it recognized as a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) product. We are proud that the 50,000 visitors we have welcomed at our winery each year have become the best ambassadors, not only for Greek wines but also for the other local products that we serve. Along with the varietals that we planted 20 years ago, like the fragrant Malagouzia and the typically Aegean Athiri and Assyrtiko, as well as international grapes like the deep red Merlot, a vibrant Chardonnay, aristocratic Syrah and sophisticated Cabernet Sauvignon, we also maintain an experimental micro vineyard with a host of different Greek varietals with a view to study how they adapt to the environment. As you know, the care and expansion of our vineyards never stops…’.
The wines of the Triantafyllopoulos Winery are characterised as PGI (Products with a Geographical Indication Kos) and their exceptional quality has been recognized at many international wine competitions.
MALAGOUSIA – SAUVIGNON BLANC
DIKAIOS OINOS (ATHIRI & ASSYRTIKO)
DEIPNOS (MERLOT, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CABERNET FRANC)
ILIODORON (SAUVIGNON BLANC)