Three Generations Of Tradition …
“The journey of ” Glombos ” begins in 1891. A ten -year-old Yannis V. Zoitopoulos , fatherless left for Cairo where his uncle Dimitris Zoitopoulos held a large tavern : Here ; he was initiated into the secrets of the tavern and wine.”
“Glombos” is a private wine cellar and is located in the city of Volos The interior spaces of 250 m2 area into two floors, the ground floor and basement. The capacity of stainless steel tanks and barrels of the wine cellar are about 100,000 L.
The modern equipment of our Winery, underground barrel cellar cooled refrigerating unit, the temperature control of automation, new barrels (about 200) chestnut of Mount Athos and French oak with the cooled stainless steel tanks and the system inert gas in combination with the principles and technical transferred generation to generation for over 100 years guarantee the “take-off” quality wine produced airman -vigneron.
The owner Dimitris Ch. Zoitopoulos and family members of “Glombos” receive you during the hours of the wine shop located in the same place.
A challenge and an open invitation to all wine lovers to go there to taste the wines of our winery.
Three generations of tradition …
The journey of “Glombos” begins in 1891. A ten-year-old Yannis V. Zoitopoulos, fatherless left for Cairo where his uncle Dimitris Zoitopoulos held a large tavern: Here; he was initiated into the secrets of the tavern and wine.
The ten years just volunteer of the Greek Army in Greece and after his discharge he opened his own tavern in Volos corner Kritski and Alexandras as “The Place of Makrinitsis ”. The store was rented to the family Sofiadi. Today at this point is a tree a hundred years.
In 1939 the corner Kountouriotou and Aristotelous, our current position as Yannis Zoitopoulos realizing his dream completes the construction of its new private tavern. She was stone and in a room on the wooden floor there was an underground cellar and in the course there was a pump. Above it was his house. The name “Glombos” which was also the nickname of the father-Yanni with his baldness. The evening of the inauguration of its first tavern “Glombos” is dead …
The origin of the wine in the tavern “red” of the family who happened to Lestiani vine but also “caïquien” Glossa when the first finished and retsina of Evia must especially Karystos and Gialtra.
In 1946 brother Yannis Dimitris V. Zoitopoulos with his family left the village of Makrinitsa, settled in Volos and took care of the tavern.
In 1946 and after completing his military service in 1953, the soul of the tavern becomes Charalampos (Bambis) Zoitopoulos. gentle man and a benedict air mingled the world has accumulated a thorough empirical knowledge about the wine. In 1989 after his forced retirement from the magazine activities were limited to wine under the name of his wife Georgette. Bambis nevertheless remained the soul until his death in 2002.
In 1994 instead of the old building the family built a new building with several outbuildings and infrastructure of an underground cellar.
Dimitris Zoitopoulos, son of Bambis born “in wine” after his retirement from the Air Force Greek when he was pilot of the Aviation War, he took over the family business and continues efforts of his predecessors as having heritage the family tradition of wine.
In 2014 we completed the first bottling wine in establishments of our winery.
Today Glombos building on the solid foundations of three generations of a deep knowledge of wine, its management, preservation barrels, long professional relationship, “of life” with winemakers and consumers has evolved a contemporary wine cellar, which has a rare distinction of being located in the heart of an urban center, that of Volos. Having its doors open all the time, our men, receive and guide happy anyone wants to addictions of our wine cellar.