As Greek wines have emerged onto the world stage in the past decades, few businesses have been as integral, or as influential as Gaia. Holding vineyards in both Santorini and Nemea, they produce some of the country’s most sought after wines. They have set benchmarks in what been referred to as the ‘last frontier of the Wine World’. Ktima Gaia was launched in 1994 by agronomist Leon Karatsalos and oenologist Yiannis Paraskevopoulos and has since produced many ground-breaking wines that have defined the current styles. Their Thalassitis Assyrtiko, the first wine produced by the Estate, is an exercise in class and shows complex minerality in a way that expresses the true greatness of the Assyrtiko Grape. A tiny production of ‘underwater-aged’ Assyrtiko, released after 4 years and named ‘The Submerged’, is a true collector’s wine that demonstrates the ease with which this variety holds the years. Establishing their Nemea winery in 1997 closely followed by their Santorini facility in 2001, has allowed Leon and Yannis to work fastidiously at their craft and Gaia has grown to become one of the worlds great wine Estates.