Yiannis Maltezos

Yiannis Maltezos

Founder and Winemaker

He is an electrical engineer graduate (1975) from Karlsruhe Technical University of West Germany. Co-founder of Strofilia in 1980, when with Achilleas Lampsides decided to try work within the viticulture by replanting Yiannis’ family estate in Anavyssos, Attica, which was left behind due to phylloxera which destroyed it in 1956.

During the 1980s, the wine bar STROFILIA was founded, where the “renaissance” of Greek wine is now available in Athens.

Being a bio-cultivator himself, he is convinced of the potential of the vineyard in Attica and especially the one of the Anavyssos region and he is constantly working to improve local wines. Today he continues with the “refreshed” Strofilia, having an active place in the new corporate scheme.

Motto: To say that the season for studying philosophy has not yet come, it is like saying that the season for happiness is not yet or that it is now no more

Achilleas Lampsides

Achilleas Lampsides

Founder and Winemaker

Electrical engineer graduate from NTUA (1975). Co-founder of Strofilia in 1980, when with  Yiannis Maltezos decide to try work within the viticulture by replanting Yiannis’ family estate in Anavyssos, Attica, which was left behind due to phylloxera which destroyed it in 1956. Since then, he has been working and cooperating with him for the management and administration of Strofilia until today.

During the 1980s, the wine bar STROFILIA was founded, where the “renaissance” of Greek wine is now available in Athens.

In the 90s, he deals with the expansion of the cooperating vineyards in the Peloponnese and he is captivated by the beauty of mountainous areas of Aegialia and Nemea. Their high quality potential leads to the creation of OKTANA SA, which creates a winery in Asprokambos in 2000. This winery is now 100% owned by Strofilia.

After merging with KATOGI, he returns to viticulture, where he believes there is a serious need for experimentation to improve Greek wines. He currently has about 70 private stremata, where, after many efforts, he cultivates vines with a different stemming system (LYRA) to control liveliness, with excellent results.

Today he continues with the “refreshed” Strofilia, having an active place in the new corporate scheme.

Motto: Good things come to those who wait.

Yannis Ligas

Yannis Ligas

Chemist – Oenologist and Wine Producer

Yannis Ligas grew up in a small wine lab kept by his father, Vassilis. There, at the age of 8, he started making his firsts titrations. When it was time to choose a field of studies, he chose Chemistry as a scientific path to Oenology. In 2017, Yannis Maltezos and Achilleas Lampsidis assigned him a challenging task: to redesign oenologically all of Strofilia’s wines, and to create new products. Three years later, both of Strofilia’s founders invited him to join their business. He was particularly happy and honored to accept.

Yannis Ligas is a chemist. He has a diploma in Oenology, a Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry specializing in Oenology, and is a PhD of Oenology Candidate. He is  speaks four foreign languages.

Motto: It is far better – and less painful – not to prevent others from judging us, but to cultivate ourselves, in order to be as good as possible…

Maria Maltezou

Maria Maltezou

Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Her story resembles of the one of Obelix, as she fell into a cauldron full of wine, and she fell in love with wine for a lifetime.  The daughter of the founder of Strofilia Yiannis Maltezos, she finished the Wine, Vine & Beverage Sciences Department at WEST ATTICA UNIVERSITY in Athens and she is actively involved in Strofilia since 2005.

She has started from the sales department and has been engaged exclusively in the marketing and public relations part of the company for the last few years.

Motto: Successful people are not gifted they just work hard; then succeed on purpose

Vassy Mytilinaiou

Vassy Mytilinaiou

General Manager

She started working with Strofilia in 2012, being in charge of the support and promotion of wines. Today, Vassy is an integral part of the company. Having 25 years of experience in the administration and human resource management, she has the overall responsibility of the new era of Strofilia.

Motto: The “higher” you go the further you can see.

John Bairaktaris

John Bairaktaris

Exports Manager

Among the most dynamic and experienced executives of the Greek and International Wine Market, he started working with Strofilia in 2009 as an export manager, and since then he has continuously strengthened its position on the world wine map.

Stelios Antonatos

Stelios Antonatos

Production Manager

He started working at Strofilia in February 1993. He was one of the first associates of the company and from the beginning until now, he deals with the vinification, the final product control and is responsible for the warehouse supplies and the overall management of the warehouse.

Motto: The most important quality for someone is to be effective, not just fast.

Fanis Matsoukas

Fanis Matsoukas

Oenologist

Fanis Matsoukas is an Oenology School graduate. He excelled in his exams and got into school top of his class in 2003. Following his studies, he worked as a production oenologist for several years.

Later, he gained wide experience in oenological analysis, microbiological analysis of wine, as well as sensory analysis. Since 2017, he is a member of Strofilia’s team actively participating in the oenological redesign of its products.

Moto: nothing is impossible when you want to fulfill a dream

Fotis Konto

Fotis Konto

Manager of the Asprokambos Winery

He joined Strofilia in 2000 when they first started working on the company’s winery at Asprokambos in the mountainous Corinthia.

He has evolved into an excellent wine-grower with a deep knowledge of the area of ​​mountainous Nemea. He is in charge of the cultivation of the Strofilia’s vineyards and the supervision of their wine growers partners in Nemea. He is organising the work of harvesting in the Asprokambos winery. His wife Maria makes the most tasty homemade pies throughout Nemea.

Motto: Deep in their roots, all plants keep the light.

Christina Katsigianni

Christina Katsigianni

Accounts Manager

She started working at Strofilia in 1997 in the secretarial support. She didn’t stay for long in a single position and she gradually evolved and ended up to the account department and customer service part of the company.

Today, after 20 years of cooperation with Strofilia, she is in charge of the account management of the company.

Motto: Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

George Konto

George Konto

Asprokampos Winery

George Konto grew up in Peloponnese working from a young age in the vineyards next to his father Fotis Kontos, manager of the winery of Strofilia in Asprokampos. Since 2017, together with his father, he has taken care of the privately owned vineyards of Strofilia and as a worthy up-and-coming vine grower, he knows how to listen to the land and take care of its fruits.

Moto: Let’s live like the must that ferments … intensely, spontaneously and creatively