The story behind our wine

For more than 100 years Halkiá family has been growing high-quality grapes on the picturesque hills of Neméa —
a winemaking region in the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece. For decades they used to sell their grapes to various buyers of co-operative. Things changed when Anna (Arápoglou) Halkiá joined the family.

Greek-born and Australian-raised Anna married George Halkias and moved to Nemea in 1985. She became passionate about viniculture, and when her children grew up, she realized she wanted her long-held wine dream to come true.

She started in 2004 by producing small quantities of crafted wines. In 2007 all the vineyards were certified organic. And in 2017, Halkia winery started making artisan-style natural wines.

“I came to Greece from Australia in 1985 after having lived there for most of my life. I married my husband who was from a grape growing family. When my children grew up and went to university I had plenty of time. I didn’t want to sell my grapes to the co-operative and decided that I wanted to make wine.

For me a good wine starts in the vineyard and you have to look after your vines. I farm with a lot of respect for my vineyard and let the vines grow as they want to grow. I just love living in nature and I try and preserve nature so all our vineyards are organic for 15 years. We were one of the first wineries in Neméa that had organic vineyards.”

Anna Halkia

winemaker and founder
of Halkia Organic Winery

Anna Halkia

We believe in living wine from living soil

To make our wine we only use juice from top quality organically farmed and hand-picked grapes. Our natural wines are unfiltered and unfined, we use no additives or processing aids during the fermentation, and keep intervention to an absolute minimum. We only add 30 mg/l of sulfites at bottling.

Anna & George Halkia