The Euphoria farm owned by Kourkoulakos family is located in the southern side of Kefalonia island and is devoted to the organic farming of the vineyard and olive grove, all the while holding a strong focus on biodynamic farming elements.

The 1.3-hectare vineyard is located in mountainous, poor, rocky limestone soils, arranged in terraces at about 600-650 meters, planted in 1950 with ungrafted, bush-trained vines of the local Robola grape. The olive grove extends over an area of 4 hectares where Dopia, Thiaki and Mouzela grapes are growing.

Euphoria is known for its traditional products, such as tsipouro, olive oil, vinegar and petimezi, but the star of its production is the organic and all-natural Robola of Kefalonia grape, which is fermented with the local wild yeasts and is neither filtered nor stabilized in any way.

  • Winery: Euphoria
  • Focus: Organic Robola from rocky limestone mountainous soils
  • Region: Kefalonia (Ionian Islands)
  • Year founded: 2012
  • Size: 1.3 hectares
  • Grapes: Robola
  • Viticulture: Certified Organic with biodynamic elements
  • Climate: Winter rainfall with mild winters, great sunshine and almost dry summer
  • Soil: Calcareous stony with steep slopes (on terraces)
  • Vine age: 1953
  • Altitude: 600 – 650m
  • Distance from coast: 1 mile
  • Percentage of estate owned grapes: 100%

Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian sea. Famous for its exotic beaches and untouched nature, Kefalonia is the island where “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” was filmed, showing the world all its beauty. Kefalonia has an indented coastlines, made up of limestone cliffs, bays, and short strips of white sand. Some of its best known beaches are Myrtos, Fteri, Dafnoudi, and Kimilia. The caves of Melissani and Drogarati are also quite unique.

Kefalonia is a mountainous island, with a rugged topography and little arable land (less than 15%). It has a long history of winemaking, and is famous for the Robola grape, found farther up North, across the Adriatic coast.