The deep knowledge and love of Markou family for viticulture imported from one generation to the other, consequently and artistry. Fruit of this activity was the creation of a modern winery unit in Paiania, where today the fourth generation of Markou gives the first samples of their personal work.
Markou Vineyards winery develops the production of 100 acres of “Mesogean” vineyard and 100 acres of proprietary vineyard, in Nemea Peloponnese. The varieties of grapes grown in the vineyards are Sabatian (native of Attica), Agiorgitiko (native of Nemea), Assyrtiko, Rhoditis, Athiri, Moschofilero, Moschato, Malagousia, French Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and the Italian Trebbiano.
The grandfather Spyros Markou planted the holy Savatiano, the only native variety of Attica in the family estates in Spata.
Spyros Markou begins to produce his first retsina, and by loading the barrels into his cart he regularly descends to Athens, selling his wine to the taverns and taverns of the center.
He buys a large plot of land in Psyrri, where he houses his wine shop - a wooden barrage in which he keeps his barrels and a yard where he also provides "parking" services to the wagon drivers.
Together with his sons, Vasilis and Giorgos builds on the same spot, his wine shop, which still works until today at 12 Aeschylou Street. His "Oinopolyion" also coats it with a kitchen where, besides wine, it also serves traditional greek cooked food.
The 2 grandchildren Spyros and Konstantinos Markos turn the traditional wine press in Peania, Attica, to the first modern winery of the family. They set up a modern winemaking production unit, the Markou Vineyards, according to the European standards and technological imperatives of the time.
The private vineyards of the family from Mesogia Attica to the wine-growing zone of Nemea Peloponnese are expanding. With more than seven labels, Markou family acquires a significant presence in the Greek and international wine market.
The Markou brothers founded the "Wine Museum" in Pallini, which sheltered their personal collection of agricultural tools from the end of the 19th century and is also a unique space for hosting various social activities.
The fourth generation of the Markou family continues a course of more than 100 years in the production of wine.