So in 1927, impressed by the quality of the territory, he bought this Estate together with a stone farmhouse from the Tripoli’s Bishop Efstathios. He chose the vineyard as a crop, because it brought him closer to his roots, kept his memories alive from the lost ancestral land and soothed his sadness. Thus, planted rod on the rod, the first vineyard cultivated together with the olive trees of the Estate, gave him the satisfaction of living and working with his family.
After the death of Ioannis Orfanos in 1938, the Estate was inherited and extended by his son Emmanouil Orfanos, who transformed it into a small independent vineyard that included several Greek varieties such as roditis alepou, kerino, sultanina, fraoula and Corinthian raisin.
At the same time, he created a small winery with the rich potential of raw material and using machinery and equipment of that time, such as barrels, wooden manual presses and pumps. The passion for good wine continued for several years and was always marked with success both by Emmanouil and later by his son George Orfanos.
When Ioannis Orfanos violently abandoned the land of Ionia in Minor Asia and finally settled in Patras, trying to redefine roots there, his attention focused on the region of Mintilogli, which he considered appropriate and favorable for cultivation.
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“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.” Louis Pasteur
Orfanos Ioannis, Greek immigrant, buys 2 hectares in a suburb of Patras called Paliourgias.
Orfanos Ioannis, builds a stone house, settling his family.
Emmanouil Orfanos, 2nd generation, his son, plants vines and begins his first production.
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Emmanouil Orfanos, builds a small winery and produces his first wines.
3rd generation, George Orfanos, oenologist, replants the old vineyard with Malagouzia and Mavrodaphne .
3rd generation, George Orfanos, oenologist, replants the old vineyard with Malagouzia and Mavrodaphne
Modern winemaking equipment leads to the launch of bottled wine, with 4th generation winemaker, Emmanouil Orfanos.
With nearly 20 years of winemaking experience, Emmanouil has built a reputation for crafting wines of structure and fineness.
Approaching the philosophy of low intervention winemaking.
Orfanos Estate is open to anyone who wants to get to know and taste the world of wine. Both the vineyard and the winery are open and accessible to the public throughout the year.
The tour begins with a walk in the vineyards of the Estate, where the visitor experiences a unique and unforgettable experience offered by contact with nature. The tour continues in the production, wine-making and bottling areas of the winery and ends in the wine cellar where the showroom and shop are located, and the visitor has the opportunity to taste every variety of wine in the Estate.