The history and philosophy of NOPERA winery began in the middle of the 19th century, when the Nopera family left Malta and moved to Samos. A few decades later, the family produced a high quality, sweet Samian wine of the white muscat variety, a product so fine that they were able to export to famous customers, such as the French company Noilly Pratt of Marseilles, a company still renowned for its exceptional vermouth.
Today Nikolaos Mitilineos, continues the tradition of his father Evangelos and the Nopera family, along with Yiannis Kostakis, a third generation viticulturist and wine producer, have created a model, organic and biodynamic Samian vineyard aiming at the enrichment of the local terroir complexity and the restoration of its former glory.
NOPERA owns three vineyards of 40,000 square meters, located in different regions of Samos, comprised of vines with a median age of 20 years.
The different terroirs provide a diversity that enables an intense complexity not only in the morphology but also in the flavour and aroma of the wine. The organic and biodynamic cultivation methods allow for a minimum intervention between nature and vines.
This way the vines become more resistant to diseases, their sugar and acid levels increase naturally and the final product, the wine, can fully reflect the vines uniqueness.