Founded in 2000, Evampelos Ghi winery was the dream of four men united by their friendship, their homeland and their love for wine. The first vineyards were planted in 1997, and the goal of Evampelos Ghi was and continues to be, the creation of unique wines that will be defined by the complexity of their aromas, their rich palate and their balance.
Domokos, probably the once Homeric Thavmakii, later name Thavmakia. Ruler of Thavmakii was Thavmakos, father of Poiantas and grandfather of Philoctetes. Based on the most popular etymology, the name derives from the “wonderful view” of the Thessaly plain, for which it is famous. From here the view to the Mount Olympus is majestic.
Fthia, as the broader region was named, according to Homer, is “εριβώλαξ” (fertile ground), “βωτιάνειρα” (land of men), “καρποφόρα” (fruitful) and “ευάμπελος” (with healthy beautiful vines). Based on an epigraphical geographical name “Ampelos”(vine) in this area between Gerakli and Pournari, our ancestors used to cultivate vines, as the altitude, soil and the microclimate were ideal.
Ennodia, a Greek/Aeolian goddess protector of roads and countryside was worshipped in this place. In the sanctuary of Ennodia in Melitaia, a clay suspended rosette was found.
The rosette is welded by five sections and survives almost untouched to this day. Dating back to the 4th-3rd century BC, rosettes are the sacred symbol of the Goddess, a symbol of fertility and prosperity.
As a timeless symbol of beauty, the ancient Greek rosette was also used as a religious amulet of the goddess Ennodia and was essentially the symbol of the connection of wine with the elements of nature.
The rosette of Melitaia is the inspiration on which our company’s logo is based. In this region, Evampelos Ghi has a privately owned, unified vineyard with which it managed to put Domokos back on the historic wine paths.
Specifically, Evampelos Ghi winery is located in Gerakli, a small village in Domokos, Fthiotida. The village’s name derives from falcons, birds of prey and day-old birds, for which it is also a place of refuge.