“When we first walked down the driveway of the Good Life, the view took our breath away. It was a soft, rural view across vineyards and olive groves over to the sea. The only sound came from nearby chickens and further down the slope were goats and horses contentedly munching. We fell in love, of course. Already living in Athens, our new country weekender became a full time job. Caring for an organic farm is not easy, however small. So we moved there full time.
To begin with there were 500 roditis vines, over ten years old, on our slopes, one of the most popular varietals in Greece, hardy and suited to small farming. They make a pinkish white wine and this vineyard had been producing 1000 litres of rose with little care. No watering, virtually no pruning, fertilizing or weed clearing. For us it was a great way to begin. Our vines could only improve. And the process of grape picking, pruning and managing grapes is not just a holiday, but it is immensely satisfying. Everyone benefits from a learning curve!”
Nick and Elspeth Geronimos