Established in 1978, the Gentilini Winery was founded by the Cosmetatos family. The Gentilini family originated in Este, a town near Padua Italy. In 1593, the Venitian Senate commissioned Marino Gentilini to build the extensive forts of Assos in Cephalonia. Eventually, he married and settled on the island permanently. In present times, Spiro-Nicholas Cosmetatos, a descendant of the Gentilini family, studied winemaking at the Wine Institute of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Upon completion of his studies, he decided to return to Cephalonia and begin producing world-class wines in Greece. In 1978, the first vineyards were planted with local grape varieties near the village of Minies. After careful cultivation and growth of the new vines, the first wines were released in 1984. Today, the Cosmetatos family oversees all aspects of their winery. Together with the resident winemaker, Gabrielle Beamish, Gentilini winery produces approximately 50,000 bottles annually. Their attention to quality and desire to produce the best wines possible can be seen throughout their portfolio. The winery has been passed on to the second generation and is going to celebrate it’s 20th anneversary in 2004. For more info please visit www.gentilini.gr.
To read about the soil and microclimate of the Gentilini vineyards and the Robola grape, click here.
Gentilini vineyards are certified organic by the Greek organization, DIO
Gentilini Winery & Vineyards Presentation 2009
The grape for this wine is sourced from the slopes of Mount Ainos in the center of the island. A dry, fresh and vibrant wine that is rich in mineral and flower aromas. It is light to medium bodied with…
A world class and limited production red wine made from Syrah 85% and Mavrodaphne 15%. After harvest, fermentation and color extraction take place in an open stainless steel vat. In order to achieve the desired color and flavor, pumping over…
Grapes harvested from prime, south-facing vineyard. Bunches are harvested at night and undergo gentle pressing where only 60% of the juice is extracted. Partially aged in French oak barrels to give additional depth and complexity. A fresh, citrusy, dry white…
Select harvesting of grapes from the Minies region and vinification in steel tanks. Complex and balanced, medium bodied with subtle floral fruit with citrus, melon and honey notes.
Select harvesting of grapes from Koutsi in Nemea (Agiorgitiko) and from Minies for the Syrah/Mavrodaphne. Extraction for 10 days in open vats followed by 6 months aging in new and old French oak barrels. Fresh, medium bodied wine with complex…
Mavrodaphne grapes are bought from a single, high-altitude vineyard. Vinification and bottling is completed at the Gentilini winery. Fermented in steel vats and aged for 12 months in French oak casks. Dark red wine with layers of red fruit, spice,…