Patistis Winery sits at the southern foothills of mountain Pelion on a lean strip of land between the Pagasitikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea. Protected by the Pelion mountain to the north and cooled by the Aegean breeze in summer, this small 20 acre farm is planted at the top of well-drained slate soils that produce a low wielding crop of exceptional quality. The wines produced in this unique place have a rare combination of character with precisely defined flavors and fine textures, intense concentration that remains light, and the capacity to develop great complexity with age.
Patistis has been farmed organically since 1980. This is done for 2 reasons: their belief that these practices result in better wine, and their commitment to caring for this pristine farm in the most thoughtful way that we can. Instead of inorganic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, the winery relies on practices such as composting to increase the activity of microorganisms in the soil, cover crops to control erosion, and providing habitat and food for beneficial insects as well as green manure for the vines . As a result, their soils and vines – as well as their fruit and walnut orchards, and vegetable and flower gardens – are naturally healthy and more resistant to disease and climate stress.